Examples of illegitimate in a Sentence
She thinks that my concerns are illegitimate.
They were fired from their jobs for illegitimate reasons.
Recent Examples of illegitimate from the Web
Last season the show revealed that Jon is not Ned Stark’s illegitimate son, rather the son of Ned’s sister Lyanna.
As officials sought to reduce illegitimate prescriptions, the street price of the painkillers soared, sending many users to relatively cheaper heroin, mostly imported from Mexico.
Company that runs #Venezuela’s electronic voting system says results of Maduro’s illegitimate referendum were faked: abcnews.go.com/International/…
Maduro and his supporters say Sunday’s referendum is illegitimate.
Previously, some rights holders expressed concerns that the sharing of track uploaded by users may lead to illegitimate distribution of music, making Yandex.
According to the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch ruled that the lawmakers who modified the law this year forcing prosecutors to disprove a defendant’s self-defense claim at a pre-trial hearing was illegitimate.
Snow, an illegitimate child never embraced by his father’s wife, is a James Dean daydream of Sir Walter Scott.
Erdogan was clearly drawing the line between God-fearing good Turks and those who preferred the illegitimate legacy of two alcoholics.
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First Known Use of illegitimate
Synonymsbaseborn, bastard, misbegotten, natural, spurious, supposititious, unfathered
Related Wordsfatherless, motherless; nameless; adopted, orphaned
Near Antonymsethical, good, just, principled, right, righteous, virtuous; allowed, permitted; authorized, licensed; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), sanctioned; abetted, encouraged, promoted, suggested, supported; correct, decent, decorous, proper, seemly
ILLEGITIMATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of illegitimate for English Language Learners
: born to a father and mother who are not married
: not allowed according to rules or laws
: not reasonable or fair
ILLEGITIMATE Defined for Kids
Definition of illegitimate for Students
- an illegitimate ruler
legal Definition of illegitimate
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