illegibility illegibility

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. In this volume of hitherto uncollected sketches, essays and profiles, only the problems of illegibility and abbreviation have been solved.
  2. All too often, he has found, emotional problems lead to illegibility, and illegibility leads to more emotional problems.
  3. The unfeeling wind smudged the message into illegibility, and Wife Helen kept mum.

News

  1. How to give your gadget batteries a boost

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - Never trust gadget-makers' claims about battery life. They usually employ weasel words (a machine that alleges to last "up to" six hours between recharges is technically delivering if it runs out of juice in 45 minutes). And they're racked with fine-print caveats (the battery can last all week if you dim the display to the point of illegibility). That said, you can relax your ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Delaware County Daily Times

  2. Giving gadget batteries a boost

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - Never trust gadget-makers' claims about battery life. They usually employ weasel words (a machine that alleges to last "up to" six hours between recharges is technically delivering if it runs out of juice in 45 minutes). And they're racked with fine-print caveats (the battery can last all week if you dim the display to the point of illegibility). That said, you can relax your ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: The Oneida Daily Dispatch

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