as in illegitimacy
the state or fact of being born out of wedlock acutely conscious of his bastardy, he always felt the need to prove himself

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“Bastardy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bastardy. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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