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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Hard or impossible to read.

Usage examples (7)
  • The doctor's signature was completely illegible
  • illegible handwriting
  • Why do you say that? she asks, her expression illegible in the dark.
  • To print books is a little more difficult, because genius so often rejoices in illegible handwriting. for more
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  • Word of the 2008 Nat. Spelling Bee finals.[pellingbeeshirleys!Field2]
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