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 ?
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.
Then she would open it at the place where Jip had made it illegible last night, and call Jip up, to look at his misdeeds.
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.
But the ink has either faded or peeled off, so that it is absolutely illegible.
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.
The report in its unmistakable St Xavier's running script, and the brown, yellow, and lake-daubed map, was on hand a few years ago (a careless clerk filed it with the rough notes of E's second Seistan survey), but by now the pencil characters must be almost illegible.
Rodney managed to turn over two sheets instead of one, to choose the wrong sentence where two were written together, and to discover his own handwriting suddenly illegible.
Casaubon should think her handwriting bad and illegible.
In the pocket of his coat Winifred found the letter that he had written her the night before he left New York, water-soaked and illegible, but because of its length, she knew it had been meant for her.