aliteracy

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Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ literacy

Noun[edit]

aliteracy (uncountable)

  1. The state of having the ability to read, but lacking interest in doing so.
    • 2008 May 11, Larry Doyle, “Cracking the Comics Code”, New York Times:
      Curiously the perfect weapon against rampant aliteracy emerged more than 50 years ago in the form of an utterly addictive synthesis of word and picture: the comic book.

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