Definition of dysgraphia in English:



mass nounPsychiatry
  • Inability to write coherently, as a symptom of brain disease or damage.

    ‘patterns of acquired dysgraphia are beginning to be identified’
    • ‘Irlen Syndrome can be found in combination with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysphasia, or hyperactivity.’
    • ‘Language disturbance may be evident, as in dysnomia or dysgraphia and perceptual disturbances are common.’
    • ‘‘In seventh grade, I got a teacher who has an LD called dysgraphia, which messes with handwriting and also how you organize your thoughts,’ says Ann.’
    • ‘Attention deficit disorder, dyspraxia, dysgraphia… Lots of girls have these, but too many girls don't know it.’
    • ‘He was born with dysgraphia, a condition that affects his hands.’


1930s from dys-‘difficult’ + Greek -graphia ‘writing’.