Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being illegible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being illegible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The characteristic or quality of being illegible; the quality of being difficult or impossible to read.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of writing (print or handwriting) that cannot be deciphered

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Examples

  • A kind of illegibility, though a different kind, stole over Mr

    Our Mutual Friend

  • A kind of illegibility, though a different kind, stole over Mr

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Complaints that "some of the writing of the Pusrawi doctor's report cannot be comprehended because of" illegibility "are hardly convincing, for doctors handwriting are noted for their sometimes illegible scrawl but that does not mean overall what he says cannot be understood!

    Planet Malaysia

  • Complaints that "some of the writing of the Pusrawi doctor's report cannot be comprehended because of" illegibility "are hardly convincing, for doctors handwriting are noted for their sometimes illegible scrawl but that does not mean overall what he says cannot be understood!

    Planet Malaysia

  • Do they even take into account that he has poor handwriting, so what they perceive to be spelling mistakes may actually just be illegibility?

    Brown’s handwriting highlights the ingrained disability discrimination in society « My Liberal Democrat Political Ramblings…

  • Do they even take into account that he has poor handwriting, so what they perceive to be spelling mistakes may actually just be illegibility?

    2009 November « My Political Ramblings…

  • Getting Upper: Graphic Designers and Artists Reconsider the Alphabet charges twenty-six designers with re-imagining a letter from the alphabet, using the illegibility and deconstructive nature of graffiti as their starting point.

    Bettina Korek: PLAN ForYourArt: May 12-18

  • In one letter, written when Hawthorne was still a teenager, he asks his mother what she would think of him becoming an author, playfully noting "indeed I think the illegibility of my handwriting is very authorlike."

    Carolyn Vega: Collecting Hawthorne: (Not) Only a Woman's Hair

  • Getting Upper: Graphic Designers and Artists Reconsider the Alphabet charges twenty-six designers with re-imagining a letter from the alphabet, using the illegibility and deconstructive nature of graffiti as their starting point.

    Bettina Korek: PLAN ForYourArt: May 12-18

  • The show smartly offers visitors a booklet with transcriptions of all letters on view, a low-tech remedy for the perennial illegibility of such exhibits.

    The Best of Dickens's Life and Times

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