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unreadable

[ uhn-ree-duh-buhl ]
/ ʌnˈri də bəl /
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adjective
not readable; undecipherable; scribbled: His scrawl was almost unreadable.
not interesting to read; dull; tedious; an unreadable treatise.
extraordinarily difficult to read or comprehend; obscure; incomprehensible: an unreadable dream; an unreadable expression.
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Origin of unreadable

First recorded in 1795–1805; un-1 + readable

OTHER WORDS FROM unreadable

un·read·a·bil·i·ty, un·read·a·ble·ness, nounun·read·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unreadable

unreadable
/ (ʌnˈriːdəbəl) /

adjective
illegible; undecipherable
difficult or tedious to read

Derived forms of unreadable

unreadability or unreadableness, noununreadably, adverb
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