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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Late Latin
Origin: legibilis, from Latin legere; LEGEND

legible

adjective
     
le‧gi‧ble
written or printed clearly enough for you to read [≠ illegible]:
Her handwriting was so tiny it was barely legible.
legibly adverb
legibility noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: read WORD FOCUS: read
to read parts of something: dip into, flick/leaf through, browse through

to read something quickly: skim, scan

to read something carefully: pore over, scrutinize

to read something long and boring: plough through British English/plow through American English, wade through

clear enough to read: legible

not clear enough to read: illegible

someone who is unable to read: illiterate

someone who likes reading very much: bookworm


See also
read

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