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Synonyms for illegitimate
ˌɪl ɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, illegitimate, whoreson(adj)

    the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

    Synonyms:
    bastard, love child, mongrel, dickhead, son of a bitch, by-blow, prick, cocksucker, shit, whoreson, asshole, illegitimate child

    Antonyms:
    true(a), lawful, morganatic, legal, left-handed, rightful(a), legitimate, lawfully-begotten

  2. illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a), outlawed, unlawful(adj)

    contrary to or forbidden by law

    "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"

    Antonyms:
    lawfully-begotten, morganatic, legitimate, true(a), legal, rightful(a), left-handed, lawful

  3. illegitimate(adj)

    of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

    Synonyms:
    outlaw(a), unlawful, illicit, outlawed

    Antonyms:
    lawful, lawfully-begotten, morganatic, true(a), legitimate, left-handed, rightful(a), legal

Wiktionary

  1. illegitimate(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    logical, legal, legitimate

  2. illegitimate(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    logical, legal, legitimate

  3. illegitimate(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    legitimate, legal, logical

  4. illegitimate(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    legitimate, legal, logical

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. illegitimate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unlawfully begotten, born out of wedlock

  2. illegitimate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    spurious, not genuine

  3. illegitimate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unauthorized, unlawful, illicit, improper

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. illegitimate(a)

    Synonyms:
    bastard, adulterine, illegal, illicit, spurious

  2. illegitimate(v)

    Synonyms:
    illegitimatize, bastardize

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    unlawful, illegal, illicit, spurious, improper

How to pronounce illegitimate?

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How to say illegitimate in sign language?

  1. illegitimate

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4793shit
#12565unlawful
#13530improper
#14107asshole
#15342bastard
#18565illicit
#28087prick
#28336spurious
#34558illegitimate
#39825outlawed
#44952cocksucker
#67821mongrel
#98385dickhead

How to use illegitimate in a sentence?

  1. Ryan Spradlin:

    Its criminal investigations like these, that not only exemplify HSIs mission to protect the integrity of the U.S. immigration system, but also serve as a warning to business owners willing to hire an illegitimate workforce. You can not only expect a hefty fine but a prison sentence as well.

  2. Jonathan Lopez:

    To ask a bank to decipher between legitimate and illegitimate payments by a multinational organization who by its nature makes a lot of payments in different countries is going to be tough.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    We encouraged the President today to follow through with what he's already declared, which is that Maduro is illegitimate. The next logical step is to recognize the president of National Assembly as the rightful president, the administration is by no means trying to make these efforts bipartisan, even if we are the lead on the issue.

  4. That Stonehouse:

    Philip Athill was Philip Athill and an observer, philip Athill was illegitimate and was brought up largely by Philip Athill mother in France, and it later emerged that Philip Athill was gay when Philip Athill had an affair with a male Swedish film star.

  5. Tim Jones:

    Both lenders and borrowers are responsible for ensuring loans are given and used responsibly, credit Suisse and VTB should pay the price for these illegitimate loans, and should not be bailed out indirectly by the IMF or anyone else.


Translations for illegitimate

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  • il·legítimCatalan, Valencian
  • ulogisk, illegitim, uberettiget, uretmæssigDanish
  • unrechtmäßig, illegitimGerman
  • νόθοςGreek
  • nelegitima, malrajtaEsperanto
  • väärä, avioton, lainvastainen, laitonFinnish
  • illégitimeFrench
  • illegittimo, illegaleItalian
  • 紛い, 違法, 偽, 庶出, 婚外Japanese
  • onrechtmatig, illegaalDutch
  • nielegalnyPolish
  • nelegal, ilegitimRomanian
  • противозаконный, незаконный, нелегитимный, нелегальныйRussian
  • lagstridig, illegitim, utomäktenskaplig, illegal, olagligSwedish

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