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Meaning of “illegible” in the English Dictionary

"illegible" in British English

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illegibleadjective

uk   us   /ɪˈledʒ.ə.bl̩/
(of writing or ​print) ​impossible or ​almostimpossible to ​read because of being very ​untidy or not ​clear: His writing is ​almost illegible.
illegibly
adverb uk   us   /-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   us   /ɪˈledʒəbl/
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 ​claimforms will be deemed ​invalid.
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(Definition of illegible from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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