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Not legible or decipherable.

il·leg′i·bil′i·ty, il·leg′i·ble·ness n.
il·leg′i·bly adv.
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Noun1.illegibility - the quality of writing (print or handwriting) that cannot be deciphered
handwriting - the activity of writing by hand; "handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis"
incomprehensibility - the quality of being incomprehensible
legibility, readability - a quality of writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read
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(iˈledʒəbl) adjective
(almost) impossible to read; not legible. His writing is illegible.
ilˈlegibly adverb
ilˌlegiˈbility noun
References in classic literature ?
says Briggs (who was thinking of twenty- four years back, and that hectic young writing-master whose lock of yellow hair, and whose letters, beautiful in their illegibility, she cherished in her old desk upstairs).
A kind of illegibility, though a different kind, stole over Mr Boffin's face.
Dopico Black is at her best when tracing the illegibility of the wife's body under the presumption of adultery and its analogous relationship to the illegibility of the bodies of Judaizers and Moriscos.
New fonts have been used, which has solved the problem of the frequent illegibility of some of the maps on the first edition, and, most importantly, transliteration has been edited for consistency and ease of use.
The breakdown of the memorial as a predictable referent is dramatized by its illegibility, refusing a simple mastery of the past.
The extreme unusualness of a prescription from a cancer specialist supposedly calling for a dangerous heart medication, combined with the alleged illegibility of the prescription, is sufficient evidence of a reckless disregard of the safety of others to create a jury question as to whether Harco acted wantonly.
While Wordsworth's experience with foreign crowds is pleasant enough, native crowds become for him sites of illegibility and alienation.
Medical records were not being used effectively because of such factors as difficulty and expense in obtaining them, illegibility, incompleteness or inaccuracy, and fear that the information would be more harmful than helpful.
It's generally slower due to the illegibility of the returns,'' Philip Suzara, a Namfrel officer, said of Namfrel's quick count.
As a group, the Little Image paintings seem almost steamrollered, as flat as pages of text, obsessively overwritten into illegibility.
What they can change, though, is illegibility, the whole tone of their application.
In the first quarter of 1998, the ITC upheld complaints about the illegibility of superimposed text in commercials for BT, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ryanair and the Comet retail chain as too small.