Definition of Cacography

1. Noun. Poor handwriting.

Exact synonyms: Scratch, Scrawl, Scribble
Generic synonyms: Hand, Handwriting, Script
Specialized synonyms: Chicken Scratch, Squiggle
Derivative terms: Scrawl, Scribble



Definition of Cacography

1. n. Incorrect or bad writing or spelling.

Definition of Cacography

1. Noun. Bad spelling. ¹

2. Noun. Bad handwriting. ¹

3. Noun. The act of exhibiting these traits ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cacography

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cacography (current term)
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Literary usage of Cacography

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1. The Addresses and Journal of Proceedings of the National Educational Association by National Educational Association (U.S.) (1881)
"Orthography is the right use of letters, but our current spelling is rightly called cacography, the wrong use of letters. The simplification of English ..."

2. A Desk-book of Errors in English, Including Notes on Colloquialisms and by Frank H. Vizetelly (1920)
"It is therefore pleonastic to speak of excellent calligraphy or wretched cacography ; and to describe the former as wretched would simply be to say that at ..."

3. The Maine Journal of Education (1871)
"... what I didn't want to say, and advocate exactly the method to which I am most particularly opposed. But such, Mr. Editoi-j are the evils of cacography. ..."

4. Publications by Hampshire Record Society, Winchester, Winchester Hampshire Record Society, Queensland Palaeontographical Society (1897)
"The cacography as regards personal names is a remarkable feature in Walsingham's History, and a discredit to the work. The notice of Bishop Sandale in ..."

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