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Illegible vs. Ineligible

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Illegibleadjective

Not clear enough to be read; unreadable; not legible or decipherable.

Ineligibleadjective

Not eligible; forbidden to do something.

‘Employees of the promoter are ineligible to enter the competition.’;

Illegibleadjective

Incapable of being read; not legible; as, illegible handwriting; an illegible inscription.

Ineligiblenoun

One who is not eligible.

Illegibleadjective

(of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible;

‘illegible handwriting’;

Ineligibleadjective

Not eligible; not qualified to be chosen (for an office, post, position); not worthy to be chosen or preferred; not expedient or desirable.

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Illegibleadjective

not clear enough to be read

‘his handwriting is totally illegible’;

Ineligibleadjective

not eligible;

‘ineligible to vote’; ‘ineligible for retirement benefits’;

Ineligibleadjective

prohibited by official rules;

‘an ineligible pass receiver’;

Ineligibleadjective

legally or officially unable to be considered for a position or benefit

‘they were ineligible for jury service’;

Ineligibleadjective

not suitable or desirable, especially as a marriage partner

‘as a son-in-law he was quite ineligible’;

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