"An'alpha"betism, n [Greek an- not + alphab etos alphabet, i.e. not knowing the alphabet.]

1. The rate of inability to read in the population.

2. The state of being an analphabet.

Synonym: illiteracy

Antonyms: alphabetism, literacy

E2 strives away from this.

The fact that the word was not already in the database is a bit scary.

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