illegible

adjective il·leg·i·ble \ (ˌ)i(l)-ˈle-jə-bəl \
Updated on: 28 Nov 2017

Definition of illegible

: not legible : indecipherable
  • illegible writing

illegibility

play \(ˌ)i(l)-ˌle-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

illegibly

play \(ˌ)i(l)-ˈle-jə-blē\ adverb

Examples of illegible in a Sentence

  1. illegible signatures on the petition will be disregarded

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First Known Use of illegible

1580

illegible Synonyms


ILLEGIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

illegible

adjective

Definition of illegible for English Language Learners

  • : not clear enough to read : not legible


ILLEGIBLE Defined for Kids

illegible

adjective il·leg·i·ble \ i-ˈle-jə-bəl \

Definition of illegible for Students

: impossible or very hard to read
  • His handwriting is illegible.

illegibly

\-blē\ adverb


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