Synonyms for scrawl

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That's Joe's own scrawl, and there ain't a worse from this to himself.

The senator's son read the scrawl, and his face showed his disgust.

Then, at last, he had gathered strength enough to scrawl these lines.

He preferred to scrawl his initials to any typewritten letter which I prepared.

You must not mind the badness of my scrawl: and let me hear from you.

My fear is that you will not be able to decipher the scrawl written so hastily.

She had evidently never speculated on the meaning of the scrawl that had saved her.

I do not know whether you can read the scrawl I have written, but I cannot write any better.

At present, a scrawl from his pencil brings an enormous price.

They know only how to brawl and scrawl 'hot-head' and 'impolitic maniac.'

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "write or draw untidily," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle English scrawlen "spread out the limbs, sprawl" (early 15c.), which possibly is an alteration of sprawlen (see sprawl (v.)) or crawl (v.). Related: Scrawled; scrawling. The noun is recorded from 1690s, from the verb. Meaning "bad handwriting" is from 1710.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SCRAWL

handwriting

nounthe way a person writes
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