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According to Roman Sannikov, a Russia specialist with cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, the high volume of legitimate cryptocurrency use in Eastern Europe is a legacy of the Soviet Union and its collapse.

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Turkey argues that Hamas — which won the last election in 2006 — is the legitimate representative of the people of Gaza.

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In addition to pinpointing medically legitimate reasons to make CRISPR babies, the panelists also called for an international body to oversee the work.

Not if people are just trying to knock you, but if they’re trying to be substantive, serious, legitimate.

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Urban was partially inspired by Andrej Karpathy, who a few years ago trained a neural network to generate mathematical-looking nonsense that looked legitimate to nonexperts.

There are limits to the painting of banditry and extortion as the legitimate raising of taxes.

In 2012, as a 10th grader, Lean says he recorded his first legitimate song, “Hurt.”

He was courteous, explained the legitimate reason we were briefly pulled over, and then let us continue on our way.

In Turkey, crime groups in border areas are exploiting the labor of Syrian male refugees who cannot find legitimate employment.

There are legitimate criticisms of the study, but not because it includes “attempted forced kissing,” as Lowry suggested.

I didn't much like his offhand way of asking; not that it wasn't a perfectly legitimate query.

Education is the cultivation of a just and legitimate familiarity betwixt the mind and things.

Education is a just and legitimate familiarity betwixt the mind and things.

This people worked, through legitimate channels, to advance its ideal, inspired by the purest loyalty to Spain.

In spite of this acknowledged defect, many of the best players in this country regard it as a legitimate and helpful device.


On this page you'll find 126 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to legitimate, such as: appropriate, certain, consistent, correct, fair, and genuine.

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