Synonyms and Antonyms of legal

  1. 1 permitted by law the congressman's fund-raising efforts, though arguably unethical, were determined to be legal Synonyms lawful, legit [slang], legitimate, licit Related Words allowable, authorized, noncriminal, permissible; justifiable, warrantable; constitutional; de jure, regulation, statutory; good, innocent, just, proper, right Near Antonyms bad, corrupt, evil, immoral, iniquitous, reprobate, sinful, wicked, wrong; banned, criminal, forbidden, guilty, impermissible, outlawed, prohibited, unauthorized, unjust; under-the-counter, under-the-table; nonconstitutional, unconstitutional Antonyms illegal, illegitimate, illicit, lawless, unlawful, wrongful

  2. 2 following or according to the rules the referee declared it a legal play Synonyms clean, fair, sportsmanlike, sportsmanlyRelated Words just, law-abiding; ethical, moral, principled, scrupulous; honorable, irreproachable, unimpeachableNear Antonyms immoral, unethical, unprincipled, unrighteous, unscrupulous, vicious, wrongAntonyms dirty, foul, nasty, unfair, unsportsmanlike

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