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synonyms for illegitimacy

  • bastardy
  • bastardism
  • illegitimation
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How to use illegitimacy in a sentence

Violet Walbridge was a failure at illegitimacy and lawless passion, and, what was worse, she knew it.
HAPPY HOUSEBETSEY RIDDLE, FREIFRAU VON HUTTEN ZUM STOLZENBERG
The spectres of illegitimacy and civil ruin are what would stare them in the face, and turn their very lips so white.
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
But the story of his illegitimacy and foreign birth was current long before this date was established.
GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO, A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDYEDWARD HUTTON
The best aspects both of legitimacy and of illegitimacy were to be stereoscoped in the perfect birth.
GRAY YOUTHOLIVER ONIONS
The subject is difficult and unpleasant: illegitimacy is wicked and, therefore, must not be talked about.
WOMEN'S WILD OATSC. GASQUOINE HARTLEY
Now, there were certainly some awkward circumstances in respect of this illegitimacy question.
ARCHIBALD MALMAISONJULIAN HAWTHORNE
Illegitimacy with me does carry a stigma, and the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children.
LADY ROSE'S DAUGHTERMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
It does not appear, however, that the rate of illegitimacy in Russia is comparatively high; it is so in the two great cities.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 6VARIOUS
Poverty, drunkenness, crime, illegitimacy stamp themselves upon the home life.
SOCIETYHENRY KALLOCH ROWE
In Ehime, for example, there was very little illegitimacy and fewer children still-born than in any other prefecture.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF JAPANJ.W. ROBERTSON SCOTT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ILLEGITIMACY

  • bastardy
  • baton sinister
  • bend sinister
  • illegitimacy
  • out of wedlock
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.