What is another word for illegitimate?

Synonyms for illegitimate
ˌɪl ɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪtil·le·git·i·mate

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  1. illegitimateadjective

    logical, legal, legitimate

  2. illegitimateadjective

    logical, legal, legitimate

  3. illegitimateadjective

    legitimate, legal, logical

  4. illegitimateadjective

    legitimate, legal, logical

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, illegitimate, whoresonadjective

    the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

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

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

  2. illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a), outlawed, unlawfuladjective

    contrary to or forbidden by law

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

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

  3. illegitimateadjective

    of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

    outlaw(a), unlawful, illicit, outlawed

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. illegitimateadjective

    unlawfully begotten, born out of wedlock

  2. illegitimateadjective

    spurious, not genuine

  3. illegitimateadjective

    unauthorized, unlawful, illicit, improper

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. illegitimateadjective

    bastard, adulterine, illegal, illicit, spurious

  2. illegitimateverb

    illegitimatize, bastardize

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "illegitimate":

    unlawful, illegal, illicit, spurious, improper

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How to use illegitimate in a sentence?

  1. Rivera Schatz:

    To those who lent themselves, for their personal interest, to this embarrassing attempt to install an illegitimate government, that is how you will go down in the history of Puerto Rico.

  2. Eddie Bernice Johnson:

    [W]e won’t be complicit in the illegitimate harassment of our Nation’s research scientists.

  3. Donald Trump:

    In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, National Assembly invoked the country's constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the presidency therefore vacant. The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Throughout the world, the very moment a legitimate government starts fascist implementations, it loses its legitimacy! When a government becomes illegitimate, it is no longer a government but an outlaw!

  5. Cindy De La Hoz:

    She was a fatherless child, her birth father would not marry her mother … He allowed [ Sophia ] to use his last name, but everyone in town knew she was illegitimate. She was made fun of for that. And growing up, she saw war all around her house. She had very, very little food. When air raids would strike the town, she and her family would run for over and had to go in hiding … There was disease, rodents … Because they had such scarcity of food, she was very, very thin. That’s how she gained her nickname in school, Toothpick.

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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
  • นอกกฎหมายThai

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