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

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  1. illegitimateadjective

    Antonyms:
    logical, legal, legitimate

  2. illegitimateadjective

    Antonyms:
    logical, legal, legitimate

  3. illegitimateadjective

    Antonyms:
    legitimate, legal, logical

  4. illegitimateadjective

    Antonyms:
    legitimate, legal, logical

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

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

    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, unlawfuladjective

    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. illegitimateadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. illegitimateadjective

    Synonyms:
    unlawfully begotten, born out of wedlock

  2. illegitimateadjective

    Synonyms:
    spurious, not genuine

  3. illegitimateadjective

    Synonyms:
    unauthorized, unlawful, illicit, improper

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. illegitimateadjective

    Synonyms:
    bastard, adulterine, illegal, illicit, spurious

  2. illegitimateverb

    Synonyms:
    illegitimatize, bastardize

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "illegitimate":

    unlawful, illegal, illicit, spurious, improper

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3556illegal
#4793shit
#12565unlawful
#13530improper
#14107asshole
#15342bastard
#18565illicit
#28087prick
#28336spurious
#34558illegitimate
#39825outlawed
#44952cocksucker
#67821mongrel
#98385dickhead

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  1. Nicole Hannah-Jones:

    If you want to understand how does a White minority believe that the last election's illegitimate and actually ransack and lead an insurrection on the American Capitol, you have to understand the history of Black people in this country, and without that, you actually can't explain the election of Donald Trump, you can't explain what's happening in the Republican Party right now, and you can't explain the insurrection, you can't explain what happened to George Floyd – you can't explain any of that with the history that we're being taught.

  2. Steven Mnuchin:

    Cuba has been an underlying force fueling Venezuela's descent into crisis. Treasury is taking action against vessels and entities transporting oil, providing a lifeline to keep the illegitimate Maduro regime afloat.

  3. Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz:

    Yesterday, the court doubled down with a 5-4 opinion that undermines not just the definition of marriage, but the very foundations of our representative system of government, for those who say the marriage decision yesterday is the law of the land, it is fundamentally illegitimate, it is wrong, it is not law, and it is not the Constitution.

  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. 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.


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