il·le·git·i·mate adjective \-ˈji-tə-mət\
: born to a father and mother who are not married
: not allowed according to rules or laws
: not reasonable or fair
: not recognized as lawful offspring; specifically : born of parents not married to each other
: not rightly deduced or inferred : illogical
: departing from the regular : erratic
a : not sanctioned by law : illegal
b : not authorized by good usage
c of a taxon : published but not in accordance with the rules of the relevant international code
— il·le·git·i·mate·ly adverb
Examples of ILLEGITIMATE
- She thinks that my concerns are illegitimate.
- They were fired from their jobs for illegitimate reasons.
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