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noun as in illegitimateness

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To overcompensate for illegitimacy, authoritarian states often lean on a demonized enemy to rally against.

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Pheu Thai and smaller parties could still pass laws, but those could be subject to charges of “illegitimacy” later.

They play to chords of resentment and cast a veneer of illegitimacy over actions and lives lived honorably.

But to deduce from this a fragility, if not illegitimacy, in the NTC makes no sense.

So, Holbrooke went to Kabul and blasted Karzai for the corruption, inefficiency, and illegitimacy of his government.

Violet Walbridge was a failure at illegitimacy and lawless passion, and, what was worse, she knew it.

The spectres of illegitimacy and civil ruin are what would stare them in the face, and turn their very lips so white.

But the story of his illegitimacy and foreign birth was current long before this date was established.

The best aspects both of legitimacy and of illegitimacy were to be stereoscoped in the perfect birth.

The subject is difficult and unpleasant: illegitimacy is wicked and, therefore, must not be talked about.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to illegitimacy, such as: bastardy, bastardism, and illegitimation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.