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synonyms for illegitimate

  • illegal
  • illicit
  • improper
  • invalid
  • unauthorized
  • unconstitutional
  • unlawful
  • contraband
  • wrong
  • misbegotten
  • spurious
  • supposititious
  • unsanctioned
  • wicked
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antonyms for illegitimate

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  • authorized
  • good
  • lawful
  • legal
  • legitimate
  • moral
  • proper
  • right
  • blessed
  • ethical
  • justifiable
  • sanctioned
  • warranted
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How to use illegitimate in a sentence

Anything they propose — whether it be policy, unity or accountability — is going to be viewed as illegitimate by a decent portion of Americans.
OUR RADICALIZED REPUBLICMAGGIE KOERTH (MAGGIE.KOERTH-BAKER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)JANUARY 25, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Some will dismiss my arguments as illegitimate simply because they come from the hated mainstream media.
THE LIE THAT LINGERS: 3 IN 10 AMERICANS FALSELY BELIEVE THE ELECTION WAS RIDDLED WITH FRAUDPHILIP BUMPJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
By encouraging their followers to see their political opponents as illegitimate — and letting them follow that logic where it leads — Republicans have been flirting with this kind of anti-democratic behavior for years.
THE CASE FOR CONSEQUENCESZACK BEAUCHAMPJANUARY 12, 2021VOX
If we were to wake up tomorrow and decree that all NDAs are now defunct, companies would have both legitimate and illegitimate concerns.
NDAS BEAR BLAME FOR SOME OF THE WORST CORPORATE COVER-UPS. HOW THAT SHOULD CHANGEJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, says such fears are “not entirely illegitimate” given reports of similar incidents in mainland China.
HONG KONG’S CITYWIDE COVID-19 TESTING HAS BECOME A BAROMETER OF PUBLIC TRUSTEAMONBARRETTSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
At worst they make it through the system and we have an illegitimate outcome.
GOP CHAIR WHO CALLED MAIL VOTING ‘FRAUGHT WITH DANGER’ VOTED BY MAIL 22 STRAIGHT TIMESANDREW KEATTSAUGUST 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Estates sufficient to support the highest rank in the peerage were distributed among his illegitimate children.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
To the class of mothers of illegitimate children the Commissioners devoted much attention.
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
We find it advising that the mothers of illegitimate children should, on this ground alone, not be granted outdoor relief.
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
The population tends slowly to increase; about 45% of the births are illegitimate, and males are more numerous than females.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO ILLEGITIMATE

  • artful
  • cloak-and-dagger
  • closet
  • concealed
  • covert
  • foxy
  • fraudulent
  • furtive
  • hidden
  • hush-hush
  • illegitimate
  • illicit
  • in holes and corners
  • on the Q. T.
  • on the quiet
  • private
  • sneaky
  • stealthy
  • surreptitious
  • under wraps
  • under-the-counter
  • undercover
  • underground
  • underhand
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