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in·de·ci·pher·a·ble

 (ĭn′dĭ-sī′fər-ə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to decipher: indecipherable handwriting; an indecipherable message.

in′de·ci′pher·a·bil′i·ty, in′de·ci′pher·a·ble·ness n.
in′de·ci′pher·a·bly adv.

indecipherable

(ˌɪndɪˈsaɪfərəbəl; -frəbəl)
adj
not decipherable; illegible
ˌindeˌcipheraˈbility, ˌindeˈcipherableness n
ˌindeˈcipherably adv

in•de•ci•pher•a•ble

(ˌɪn dɪˈsaɪ fər ə bəl)

adj.
incapable of being deciphered; impenetrable; incomprehensible.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indecipherable - not easily decipheredindecipherable - not easily deciphered; "indecipherable handwriting"
illegible - (of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible; "illegible handwriting"
2.indecipherable - impossible to determine the meaning of; "an indecipherable message"
uncomprehensible, incomprehensible - difficult to understand; "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein

indecipherable

adjective illegible, unintelligible, indistinguishable, unreadable, crabbed Her writing is virtually indecipherable.
Translations
nerozluštitelný
ulæseligutydelig
kibetûzhetetlen
óráîanlegur, ólesanlegur
neiššifruojamas
neatšifrējamsnesalasāms
nerozlúštiteľný
çözülemezokunamaz

indecipherable

[ˌɪndɪˈsaɪfərəbl] ADJindescifrable

indecipherable

[ˌɪndɪˈsaɪfərəbəl] adj [writing, signature] → indéchiffrable

indecipherable

adjnicht zu entziffern pred, → nicht zu entziffernd attr; handwritingunleserlich

indecipherable

[ˌɪndɪˈsaɪfrəbl] adjindecifrabile

indecipherable

(indiˈsaifərəbl) adjective
impossible to read or understand; not decipherable. indecipherable handwriting; This code is indecipherable.
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