noun Date: 1580 1. bad spellingcompare orthography 2. bad handwriting — compare calligraphycacographical adjective

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  • Cacography — is deliberate comic misspelling, a type of humour similar to malapropism.[1][2] The term in the sense of poor spelling, accentuation, and punctuation is a semantic antonym to orthography[3], and in the sense of poor handwriting it is an… …   Wikipedia

  • Cacography — Ca*cog ra*phy, n. [Gr. kako s bad + graphy; cf. F. cacographie.] Incorrect or bad writing or spelling. Walpole. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cacography — [kə käg′rə fē] n. [ CACO + GRAPHY] 1. bad handwriting 2. incorrect spelling cacographic [kak΄ə graf′ik] adj. cacographical …   English World dictionary

  • cacography — cacographer, n. cacographic /kak euh graf ik/, cacographical, adj. /keuh kog reuh fee/, n. 1. bad handwriting; poor penmanship. 2. incorrect spelling. [1570 80; CACO + GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • cacography — noun a) Bad spelling. b) Bad handwriting. Syn: crabbed, cramped, faint, hieroglyphic, illegible, indecipherable, indistinct, obscure …   Wiktionary

  • Cacography — Плохое [неразборчивое] письмо …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • cacography — n. poor handwriting, bad penmanship …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cacography — ca·cog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • cacography — ca•cog•ra•phy [[t]kəˈkɒg rə fi[/t]] n. 1) bad handwriting 2) poor spelling • Etymology: 1570–80 ca•cog′ra•pher, n. cac•o•graph•ic ˌkæk əˈgræf ɪk cac o•graph′i•cal, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • cacography — /kæˈkɒgrəfi/ (say ka kogruhfee) noun 1. bad handwriting (opposed to calligraphy). 2. incorrect spelling (opposed to orthography). {caco + graphy} –cacographer, noun –cacographic /kækəˈgræfɪk/ (say kakuh grafik …   Australian English dictionary

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