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    An adjective for 'handwriting'...

    Hi there,

    Is there any adjective used for a handwriting that leaves almost no space between words?! (Almost illegible!)

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    Re: An adjective for 'handwriting'...

    Cramped handwriting leaves too little white space in general -- between words and letters.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: An adjective for 'handwriting'...

    Thanks a lot! And, now I'm curious to know what should be used for the one with too much space between the words? (Spacious?)
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    Re: An adjective for 'handwriting'...

    I've never heard an adjective to describe that.
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    Re: An adjective for 'handwriting'...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    What should be used for the one with too much space between the words?

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    Hello, Mehrgan:

    I did some googling and found one Clifford Howard, who apparently coined (made up) his own term: diffuse writing.

    He defines it as "ample space between words and between lines."

    He also uses the adjective "crowded" instead of "cramped."

    When you have time, please google the following: Diffuse writing (Plates 2, 7, 16).

    (I think that Mr. Howard's article may interest you.)

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    Re: An adjective for 'handwriting'...

    White space is used to describe the spaces between lines, paragraphs, etc. I suppose you could say that there is too much white space.

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    Re: An adjective for 'handwriting'...

    I recommend that learners do not use 'diffuse writing'. Few native speakers would understand what was meant.

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