illegible

[ ih-lej-uh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF illegible
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ILLEGIBLE

He looked at him now and found his glance returned by an illegible smile.

There was a signature, but it was illegible—not Kurtz—a much longer word.

It is a pity that the inscription under the bay window is illegible.

And no one can understand, for it is just illegible, unintelligible scribbles.

The inscriptions on the old tombstones are so worn as to be illegible.

When you come to the day of account, you will show your claim, and it will be illegible.

The handwriting was so illegible that he had some difficulty in reading it.

He writes a sort of emotional shorthand, illegible to every eye except his own.

He never signs anything when he can avoid it, and if he does his signature is illegible.

Even to the experienced eyes in the printing-office, it was now all but illegible.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + legible. Related: Illegibly; illegibility.

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