Cacography is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of cacography, followed by 21 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - poor handwriting
EXAMPLES - Cacography in a Sentence
- 297 The crabbed cacography of the original manuscript. (source)
- 28 June, The compositors made very light of cacography. (source)
- 318 A celebrated critic who sometimes condescends to amend my cacography. (source)
- A letter more or less in a name was of no account in the cacography of those times. (source)
- 858 The cacography of the Etruscans, as their rude and uncouth manner of writing is termed. (source)
- I am willing to lay the blame of these errata on my own cacography, rather than on the printer's back. (source)
- In "The Gold-Mines of Midian," p. 338, this name became, by virtue of the author's cacography, "Beoche." (source)
- He blows off his steam with such an eagerness that he forgets for a time, or nearly forgets, his cacography. (source)
- And Nicodemus has a disability, called cacography, that causes him to misspell texts simply by touching them. (source)
- 155 The cause of this cacography which causeth such difficulty is a causeless affectation of the French dialect. (source)
- And yet, upon careful examination we find a method, a system, in Underhill's orthography, or rather in his cacography. (source)
- Most lovely is the youthful hand of his eldest daughter: the cacography of her later years is, alas! something horrible. (source)
- In contrast to medical cacography, which can kill us, calligraphy -- that is, "beautiful writing" -- simply takes our breath away. (source)
- Wizard Apprentice Nicodemus had thought to be the prophesied Halcyon, but is afflicted with cacography, which stuns his growth as a magician. (source)
- Some of Artemus Ward's effects were produced by cacography or bad spelling, but there was genius in the wildly erratic way in which he handled even this rather low order of humor. (source)
- Some of Artemus Ward's effects were produced, by cacography or bad spelling, but there was genius in the wildly erratic way in which he handled even this rather low order of humor. (source)
- Artemus Ward, from Maine, wrote a flat Down-Eastish dialect that relied heavily on pointless ( "sed" for "said") or drastic ( "goak" for "joke") cacography and lacked Kelly's lyricism. (source)
- Robert H. Newell ( "Orpheus C. Kerr"), Samuel L. C.emens ( "Mark Twain"), and more recently "Bill Nye," though belonging to the same school of low or broad comedy, have discarded cacography. (source)
- If he owed to Smollett's Humphrey Clinker the form of his Up the Rhine, he has equalled Smollett in the narrative, in the variety of character, and in the admirable cacography of Martha Penny. (source)
- Civil-Service Examiners have contributed their share to this mass of entertaining knowledge, and shown from what parts of the kingdom bad spellers habitually come, what counties are celebrated for cacography, and in what districts etymology is an unknown thing. (source)
- R. L.cke, ( "Petroleum V. Nasby"), have used bad spelling as a part of their machinery; while R.bert H. Newell, ( "Orpheus C. Kerr"), Samuel L. C.emens, ( "Mark Twain"), and more recently "Bill Nye," though belonging to the same school of low or broad comedy, have discarded cacography. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 21 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "cacography" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 4 synonyms for cacography.
graffiti, graffito, griffonage, hieroglyphics
We have 0 antonyms for cacography.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of cacography from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Bad handwriting.
- (noun) Bad spelling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Bad spelling.
- (noun) Bad handwriting.
- (noun) The act of exhibiting these traits
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Incorrect or bad writing or spelling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Bad writing or spelling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) poor handwriting