illegible Definition

not clear enough to be read or deciphered.

Using illegible: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "illegible" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The handwriting on the old document was illegible.

  • Example

    The text was so small and blurry that it was illegible.

  • Example

    The ink had smudged, making the words illegible.

illegible Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for illegible


Summary: illegible in Brief

The term 'illegible' [il-e-juh-buhl] refers to something that is not clear enough to be read or deciphered. It can be used to describe handwriting, text, or any other form of writing that is difficult to make out. Synonyms include 'unreadable,' 'indecipherable,' and 'unintelligible.' Antonyms include 'legible,' 'readable,' and 'clear.'