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illegitimate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of illegitimate

  1. 1 born to a father and mother who are not married despite being illegitimate, Alexander Hamilton rose to greatness Synonyms of illegitimate baseborn, bastard, misbegotten, natural, spurious, supposititious, unfathered Words Related to illegitimate fatherless, motherless; nameless; adopted, orphaned Antonyms of illegitimate legitimate

  2. 2 contrary to or forbidden by law an illegitimate use of campaign contributions for personal expenses Synonyms of illegitimate criminal, felonious, illegal, illicit, lawless, unlawful, wrongfulWords Related to illegitimate bad, evil, immoral, shameful, sinful, unethical, wicked, wrong; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; banned, barred, contraband, criminalized, disallowed, discouraged, forbidden, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed; adulterine, bootleg, unauthorized, unlicensed, unsanctioned; under-the-counter, under-the-table; corrupt, unprincipled, unscrupulous, villainousNear Antonyms of illegitimate ethical, good, just, principled, right, righteous, virtuous; allowed, permitted; authorized, licensed; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), sanctioned; abetted, encouraged, promoted, suggested, supported; correct, decent, decorous, proper, seemlyAntonyms of illegitimate lawful, legal, legitimate

  3. 3 not using or following good reasoning made several illegitimate inferences Synonyms of illegitimate fallacious, illogical, inconsequent, inconsequential, invalid, irrational, nonrational, unreasonable, unreasoning, unsound, weakWords Related to illegitimate eristic (also eristical), misleading, sophistic (or sophistical), specious; half-baked, ill-advised, misguided, unconsidered, unreasoned; inconsistent; absurd, asinine, foolish, meaningless, nonsensical, preposterous, reasonless, senseless, silly; Kafkaesque, odd, peculiar, strange, surreal, unusual, weird; insane, mad, nutty, wacky (also whacky); disordered, disorganized, rambling, random; unconvincing; inexplicable, unaccountable, unexplainableNear Antonyms of illegitimate commonsense, sane, sensible, sober, wise; enlightened, informed, just, justified, reasoned; ordered, organized; clear, cogent, compelling, convincing, credible, persuasive, plausible, satisfying, solid; certain, sure, true; confirmed, corroborated, demonstrated, established, substantiated, validatedAntonyms of illegitimate logical, rational, reasonable, sound, valid, well-founded, well-grounded



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