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cacography

[kuh-kog-ruh-fee] /kəˈkɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
bad handwriting; poor penmanship.
2.
incorrect spelling.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; caco- + -graphy
Related forms
cacographer, noun
cacographic
[kak-uh-graf-ik] /ˌkæk əˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
cacographical, adjective
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  • For some of us, there is comfort in knowing that other great persons have also suffered from cacography.
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British Dictionary definitions for cacography

cacography

/kæˈkɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
bad handwriting Compare calligraphy
2.
incorrect spelling Compare orthography
Derived Forms
cacographer, noun
cacographic (ˌkækəˈɡræfɪk), cacographical, adjective
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