Definition of analphabetism in English:

analphabetism

noun

  • Ignorance of or lack of familiarity with the letters of the alphabet; illiteracy.

Origin

Late 19th century. From analphabet + -ism. Compare French analphabétisme, Spanish analfabetismo, Portuguese analfabetismo, Italian analfabetismo, German Analphabetismus.

Pronunciation

analphabetism

/anˈalfəbɪtɪz(ə)m/