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illegible

[ ih-lej-uh-buhl ]
/ ɪˈlɛdʒ ə bəl /
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adjective

not legible; impossible or hard to read or decipher because of poor handwriting, faded print, etc.: This letter is completely illegible.

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Origin of illegible

First recorded in 1605–15; il-2 + legible
il·leg·i·bil·i·ty, il·leg·i·ble·ness, nounil·leg·i·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for illegible

illegible
/ (ɪˈlɛdʒɪbəl) /

adjective

unable to be read or deciphered
illegibility or illegibleness, nounillegibly, adverb
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