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illiteracy

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the state of being unlearned
  • far too many children are doomed to a lifetime of illiteracy in that country

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The first known use of illiteracy was in 1660

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“Illiteracy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/illiteracy. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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