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English adjective: illegitimate

1. illegitimate contrary to or forbidden by law


SamplesAn illegitimate seizure of power.
Illicit trade.
An outlaw strike.
Unlawful measures.


Synonymsillicit, outlaw, outlawed, unlawful


Similarillegal


Antonymslegal

2. illegitimate of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful


Similaradulterine, base, baseborn, bastardly, fatherless, left-handed, misbegot, misbegotten, spurious, unlawful, wrongful


See alsoillegal, invalid, unauthorised, unauthorized


Antonymslegitimate


English noun: illegitimate

1. illegitimate (person) the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents


Synonymsbastard, by-blow, illegitimate child, love child, whoreson


Broader (hypernym)issue, offspring, progeny









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