Synonyms for illegitimate

Synonyms for (noun) illegitimate

Synonyms: bastard, by-blow, love child, whoreson, illegitimate, illegitimate child

Definition: the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

Similar words: offspring, issue, progeny

Definition: the immediate descendants of a person

Usage: she was the mother of many offspring; he died without issue

Synonyms for (adj) illegitimate

Synonyms: illegitimate, illicit, outlaw, outlawed, unlawful

Definition: contrary to or forbidden by law

Usage: an illegitimate seizure of power; illicit trade; an outlaw strike; unlawful measures

Similar words: illegal

Definition: prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

Usage: an illegal chess move

Synonyms: illegitimate

Definition: of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

Similar words: adulterine

Definition: conceived in adultery

Similar words: base, baseborn

Definition: illegitimate

Similar words: bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten, spurious

Definition: born out of wedlock

Usage: the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring- E.A.Freeman

Similar words: fatherless

Definition: not having a known or legally responsible father

Similar words: left-handed

Definition: (of marriages) illicit or informal

Usage: in Colonial America left-handed marriages between Frenchmen and Indians were frequent

Similar words: unlawful, wrongful

Definition: having no legally established claim

Usage: the wrongful heir to the throne

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