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  • illegible — [adj] unreadable cacographic, crabbed, cramped, difficult to read, faint, hard to make out*, hieroglyphic, indecipherable, indistinct, obscure, scrawled, unclear, undecipherable, unintelligible; concepts 535,576 Ant. decipherable, legible,… …   New thesaurus

  • illegible, unreadable — These words have a shared meaning of difficult to read, hard to make out or decipher : Your handwriting is illegible (or unreadable). The manuscript was so faded and worn that it was unreadable (or illegible). Unreadable has additional meanings… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • illegible — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unreadable, ill written, scrawled; jumbled, pied. See unintelligibility.Ant., legible. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unreadable, indecipherable, unintelligible, faint, obscured, difficult to read,… …   English dictionary for students

  • deface — de·face /di fās/ vt de·faced, de·fac·ing: to destroy or mar the face or surface of de·face·ment n de·fac·er n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • out — /aʊt / (say owt) adverb 1. forth from, away from, or not in a place, position, state, etc.: out of order. 2. away from one s home, country, etc.: *Down by the store a camel train was just setting out loaded with the quarterly supplies of a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • deface — defaceable, adj. defacement, n. defacer, n. /di fays /, v.t., defaced, defacing. 1. to mar the surface or appearance of; disfigure: to deface a wall by writing on it. 2. to efface, obliterate, or injure the surface of, as to make illegible or… …   Universalium

  • deface — de•face [[t]dɪˈfeɪs[/t]] v. t. faced, fac•ing 1) to mar the surface or appearance of; disfigure 2) to make illegible: to deface a bond[/ex] • Etymology: 1275–1325; ME < OF desfacier=des dis I+facier (der. of face face) de•face′a•ble, adj.… …   From formal English to slang

  • deface — [dē fās′, difās′] vt. defaced, defacing [ME defacen < OFr desfacier: see DE & FACE] 1. to spoil the appearance of; disfigure; mar 2. to make illegible by injuring the surface of defacement n. defacer n …   English World dictionary

  • deface — v.tr. 1 spoil the appearance of; disfigure. 2 make illegible. Derivatives: defaceable adj. defacement n. defacer n. Etymology: ME f. F deacutefacer f. OF desfacier (as DE , FACE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • graffiti — 1. (GRAFFITI) (1664↑, 686↓) An element of the Hip Hop culture misinterpreted and misrepresented by the mainstream media, and most especially hated by affluent (usually white) businessmen who don t understand the roots or meaning of the writing on …   Urban English dictionary

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