n.1.Lack of learning; illiteracy.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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With the aid of feedback from children, adults, and educators, I formed the Illiterature Hypothesis.
Following her close analysis of the works of Ginsberg and DeLillo, Hungerford's fourth chapter, "The Bible and Illiterature," first explores how debates about teaching the Bible in public schools foregrounded the idea that it could be variously interpretable.
'They are not literature, but illiterature', he wrote in the introduction to the anthology.