23/05/17 The Difference between Illegible and Unreadable

The Difference between Illegible and Unreadable

Be careful because although they may look similar, they are in fact pretty different.

  • Illegible describes handwriting or printing that is not clear enough to be read <it was the victim’s handwriting, but the words were illegible>.
  • Unreadable refers to content that is so poorly written as to be almost impossible to understand <the judge dreaded the thought of opening another unreadable brief>.

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