Definition of Aliteracy

1. Noun. The state of having the ability to read, but lacking interest in doing so. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aliteracy

1. [n -CIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Aliteracy

alisanders
aliseptal
alish
aliskiren
alismas
alisphenoid
alisphenoid cartilage
alisphenoidal
alisporivir
alist
alists
alit
alitame
aliter
aliteracies
aliteracy (current term)
aliterate
aliterate person
aliterates
alitretinoin
alitrunk
alitrunks
aliturgical
aliue
aliunde
alive
alive(p)
alive and kicking
aliveness
alivenesses

Literary usage of Aliteracy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Making the Match: The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time by Teri S. Lesesne (2003)
"However, less attention and therefore fewer dollars are given to the subtler problem of aliteracy. Reluctant readers often do their schoolwork well—or at ..."

2. The Civilization of Illiteracy by Mihai Nadin (1997)
"aliteracy. People Who Can Read but Won't. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute for Policy Research, 1983. ... He goes on to state that aliteracy ..."

3. A Mind AT Work: We are our Questions. An Homage to Mihai Nadinby Mihai Nadin, Mercedes Vilanova, Frederic Chordá by Mihai Nadin, Mercedes Vilanova, Frederic Chordá (2003)
"He uses the term "aliteracy" for the disuse of literate skills by those who have acquired them, and his vision of what is newly emergent in contemporary ..."

4. WMD Machete by Mark Plimsoll (2006)
"... HIV infection and AIDS, ignorance, illiteracy and aliteracy, and in general the lack of respect or knowledge of basic Human Rights and social justice. ..."

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