What does cacography mean?

Definitions for cacographykəˈkɒg rə fi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scribble, scratch, scrawl, cacography(noun)

    poor handwriting


  1. cacography(Noun)

    Bad spelling.

  2. cacography(Noun)

    Bad handwriting.

  3. cacography(Noun)

    The act of exhibiting these traits

  4. Origin: From κακός + γράφω. Believed to have been introduced in the late sixteenth century, with the emergence of printing technologies and standard lexicon, the need for orthographic spelling was mandatory as opposed to the prior method of spelling upon personal preference.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cacography(noun)

    incorrect or bad writing or spelling

  2. Origin: [Gr. kako`s bad + -graphy; cf. F. cacographie.]


  1. Cacography

    Cacography is deliberate comic misspelling, a type of humour similar to malapropism. The term in the sense of "poor spelling, accentuation, and punctuation" is a semantic antonym to orthography, and in the sense of "poor handwriting" it is an etymological antonym to the word calligraphy: cacography is from Greek κακός + γραφή. A common usage of cacography was to caricature illiterate speakers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cacography

    kak-og′ra-fi, n. bad writing or spelling.—adj. Cacograph′ic [Gr. kakos, bad, and graphia, writing.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cacography in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cacography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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