Definitions

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  • noun The state of having the ability to read, but lacking interest in doing so.

Etymologies

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a- +‎ literacy

Examples

  • People these days are reading less and less; aliteracy is a growing problem, concisely explained in a recent article by Andy Beckett.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • People these days are reading less and less; aliteracy is a growing problem, concisely explained in a recent article by Andy Beckett.

    10 Reasons Why Ebooks Should Be Priced Lower Than Paper Books

  • According to Asmal, South Africa does not only have a problem with illiteracy, but also one of aliteracy - which means someone has the ability to read, but does not read.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The fight against illiteracy and aliteracy was far from over in

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • My craft, print journalism, is swirling down the toilet of mounting American aliteracy.

    Chicago Reader

  • When writing about the death of daily newspapers, daily newspapers usually like to blame things like the Internet, increasing aliteracy, and a loss of advertising resulting from the latest economic downturn.

    Memphis Flyer

  • When writing about the death of daily newspapers, daily newspapers usually like to blame things like the Internet, increasing aliteracy, and a loss of advertising resulting from the latest economic downturn.

    Memphis Flyer

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