illegible


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il·leg·i·ble

 (ĭ-lĕj′ə-bəl)
adj.
Not legible or decipherable.

il·leg′i·bil′i·ty, il·leg′i·ble·ness n.
il·leg′i·bly adv.

illegible

(ɪˈlɛdʒɪbəl)
adj
unable to be read or deciphered
ilˌlegiˈbility, ilˈlegibleness n
ilˈlegibly adv

il•leg•i•ble

(ɪˈlɛdʒ ə bəl)

adj.
not legible; impossible or hard to read.
[1605–15]
il•leg`i•bil′i•ty, il•leg′i•ble•ness, n.
il•leg′i•bly, adv.

illegible

, unreadable - Illegible refers to bad handwriting, while unreadable refers to poor writing.
See also related terms for poor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.illegible - (of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible; "illegible handwriting"
legible - (of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered; "legible handwriting"

illegible

adjective indecipherable, unreadable, faint, crabbed, scrawled, hieroglyphic, hard to make out, undecipherable, obscure Incomplete or illegible applications will not be considered.
clear, readable, legible, decipherable, plain
Translations
غَيْر مَقْروء، غَيْر مُمْكِن قِراءتـهلا يُقْرَأ
nečitelný
ulæselig
lukukelvoton
nečitak
olvashatatlan
ólæsilegur
判読しにくい
읽기 어려운
neįskaitomaineįskaitomasneįskaitomumas
nesalasāms
nečitljiv
oläslig
อ่านออกได้ยาก
okunaksızokunması çok güç
khó đọc

illegible

[ɪˈledʒəbl] ADJilegible

illegible

[ɪˈlɛdʒɪbəl] adjillisible

illegible

adj, illegibly
advunleserlich

illegible

[ɪˈlɛdʒəbl] adjilleggibile

illegible

(iˈledʒəbl) adjective
(almost) impossible to read; not legible. His writing is illegible.
ilˈlegibly adverb
ilˌlegiˈbility noun

illegible

لا يُقْرَأ nečitelný ulæselig unleserlich δυσανάγνωστος ilegible lukukelvoton illisible nečitak illeggibile 判読しにくい 읽기 어려운 onleesbaar uleselig nieczytelny ilegível неразборчивый oläslig อ่านออกได้ยาก okunaksız khó đọc 字迹模糊的

illegible

a. ilegible.
References in classic literature ?
A few pencil-marks followed; but they were illegible.
It was blotted, it was illegible in more places than one.
Neither letter nor envelope offered the slightest hint that might assist inquiry; even the postmark had been so carelessly impressed that it was illegible.
Another grave--a long, robust mound--had been made beside the first, which seemed to shrink from the comparison; and in the shadow of a new headstone the old one lay prostrate, with its marvelous inscription illegible by accumulation of leaves and soil.
That gray hair, and those furrows, --with their record of infinite sorrow so deeply written across his brow, and so compressed, as with a futile effort to crowd in all the tale, that the whole inscription was made illegible, --these, for the moment, vanished.
The old gold and silver coins of the country were of ancient and unknown origin, as a rule, but some of them were Roman; they were ill-shapen, and seldom rounder than a moon that is a week past the full; they were hammered, not minted, and they were so worn with use that the devices upon them were as illegible as blisters, and looked like them.
These marks are his signature, his physiological autograph, so to speak, and this autograph can not be counterfeited, nor can he disguise it or hide it away, nor can it become illegible by the wear and mutations of time.
All these particulars were easily to be seen by the aid of the moon, together with a row of somewhat illegible writing in black paint, but in which Elizabeth, to whom the whole was familiar, read with facility, “The Bold Dragoon.
Casaubon should think her handwriting bad and illegible.
It was directed to himself, was written upon very dirty paper, and in such cramped and crippled writing as to be almost illegible.
Why," replied Dantes, "I see nothing but broken lines and unconnected words, which are rendered illegible by fire.
In fact," he said, as he was about to mount and start on his dangerous mission, "Athos, for generosity, is a hero of romance; Porthos has an excellent disposition, but is easily influenced; Aramis has a hieroglyphic countenance, always illegible.