Meaning of “illegible” in the English Dictionary

"illegible" in British English

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illegibleadjective

uk /ɪˈledʒ.ə.bəl/ us /ɪˈledʒ.ə.bəl/
illegibly
adverb uk /ɪˈledʒ.ə.bli/ us /ɪˈledʒ.ə.bli/

(Definition of “illegible” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"illegible" in American English

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illegibleadjective

us /ɪˈledʒ·ə·bəl/

(of writing or print) impossible or difficult to read because it is unclear:

illegible handwriting

(Definition of “illegible” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"illegible" in Business English

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illegibleadjective

uk /ɪˈledʒəbl/ us

used to describe writing or text that is impossible to read because the letters are not clear, the text is printed badly, etc.:

Incomplete or illegible claim forms will be deemed invalid.

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(Definition of “illegible” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)