from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Want of learning; unlettered condition; illiteracy; ignorance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare Lack of learning; illiteracy.
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- noun archaic Lack of
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For take away order and rule, and what thing can any man make, eyther beautifull to the eye, or of commendable proportion and durable: then it must needes follow, that the cause of such inconuenient errors doth proceed from ignorance, and hath his beginning from illiterature.
It will be said, however, that, whatever the learning of Spenser may have gleaned, the law-books of that age were impervious to the illiterature of Shakespeare.
I could only read at eight years of age, but from that time until eleven I read a mingled and most preposterous mass of literature and illiterature.
Giving an account of the author's birth and family -- The fondness of his mother -- His being put to an academy at sixteen by the advice of his friend -- His thoughts of his own illiterature
Cambridge scholars laughed at his _gross illiterature_. "