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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



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


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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