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synonyms for illegal

  • banned
  • criminal
  • illegitimate
  • illicit
  • irregular
  • outlawed
  • prohibited
  • smuggled
  • unauthorized
  • unconstitutional
  • unlawful
  • unlicensed
  • unwarranted
  • wrongful
  • actionable
  • black-market
  • bootleg
  • contraband
  • crooked
  • extralegal
  • felonious
  • forbidden
  • heavy
  • hot
  • interdicted
  • lawless
  • not approved
  • not legal
  • outside the law
  • proscribed
  • prosecutable
  • racket
  • shady
  • sub-rosa
  • taboo
  • under-the-table
  • unofficial
  • unwarrantable
  • verboten
  • violating
  • wildcat
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antonyms for illegal

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  • authorized
  • blessed
  • ethical
  • good
  • justifiable
  • lawful
  • legal
  • legitimate
  • moral
  • permitted
  • right
  • warranted
  • allowed
  • permissible
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How to use illegal in a sentence

Record fires in the Pantanal region this summer are also linked to illegal land-clearing for agriculture, which doubled in the first half of the year, Federal University of Mato Grosso ecologist Leticia Couto Garcia told Unearthed.
WHAT WILDFIRES IN BRAZIL, SIBERIA, AND THE US WEST HAVE IN COMMONLILI PIKESEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOX
The foundation supplies them with legal support as well as technological equipment and training so they can use smartphones, drones, and satellites to monitor illegal loggers and miners, and take action to stop them.
WANT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTIVELY? HERE’S WHERE TO DONATE YOUR MONEY.SIGAL SAMUELSEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOX
Right now in New York that’s illegal, but I think One Fair Wage has been pushing that fight, and I think maybe now, maybe the industry will be more open to something like that.
TOM COLICCHIO HOPES (AND FEARS) COVID-19 WILL CHANGE THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRYPALLABI MUNSISEPTEMBER 16, 2020OZY
He projects that reliable clonal stocks could increase yields by 30 to 50 percent, drastically reducing the pressure for illegal forest clearing.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEADACHE IN YOUR SHAMPOO - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREENANASTASIA BENDEBURY & MICHAEL SHILO DELAYSEPTEMBER 16, 2020NAUTILUS
Despite the rise of streaming as the primary mode of music consumption globally, illegal music download sites have remained a major source for most users across Africa.
AN AFRICA-FOCUSED MUSIC DOWNLOAD SERVICE RAISED $6 MILLION FROM ITS IPO TO HELP PAY ARTISTSYOMI KAZEEMSEPTEMBER 16, 2020QUARTZ
Going through all this trouble only to be told cocktails-to-go are once again illegal simply wouldn’t be worth it.
BAR RESCUE: PANDEMIC EDITIONJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
Chainalysis found that Eastern Europe was the only part of the world where a darknet marketplace, a hidden website offering illegal goods such as drugs for purchase with cryptocurrency, ranked among the top 10 highest-volume cryptocurrency services.
EASTERN EUROPE LEADS THE WORLD IN CRYPTOCURRENCY ADOPTION—LEGAL AND OTHERWISEDZANEMORRISSEPTEMBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
Bitcoin-fueled illegal activity does not account for most use of blockchains, but it does remain significant and continues to grow, according to Chainalysis.
NORTH KOREAN HACKERS STEAL BILLIONS IN CRYPTOCURRENCY. HOW DO THEY TURN IT INTO REAL CASH?PATRICK O'NEILLSEPTEMBER 10, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
It’s simply illegal to get paid by a private entity for any work done during the hours paid by the city.
BARRIOS WAS PAID BY UNION WHILE WORKING FOR COUNCIL PRESIDENTANDREW KEATTS AND JESSE MARXSEPTEMBER 2, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Immanuel boasts draconic anti-LGBT policies that are illegal in 29 states and immoral everywhere.
HARRIS SHOULD MAKE PENCE’S BIGOTRY AN ISSUEJAMES DRISCOLLAUGUST 28, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
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WORDS RELATED TO ILLEGAL

  • black-market
  • forbidden
  • illegal
  • taboo
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