Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun illegitimate

1 sense of illegitimate

Sense 1
bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, illegitimate, whoreson -- (the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents)
       => offspring, progeny, issue -- (the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue")

Antonyms of adj illegitimate

2 senses of illegitimate

Sense 1
illegitimate, illicit, outlaw (prenominal), outlawed, unlawful -- (contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures")

INDIRECT (VIA illegal) -> legal -- (established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules)

Sense 2
illegitimate (vs. legitimate) -- (of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful)

legitimate (vs. illegitimate) -- (of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful)
        => lawfully-begotten -- (born in wedlock; enjoying full filial rights)
        => morganatic, left-handed -- ((of marriages) of a marriage between one of royal or noble birth and one of lower rank; valid but with the understanding that the rank of the inferior remains unchanged and offspring do not succeed to titles or property of the superior)
        => true (prenominal), lawful, rightful (prenominal) -- (having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king")

Similarity of adj illegitimate

2 senses of illegitimate

Sense 1
illegitimate, illicit, outlaw (prenominal), outlawed, unlawful -- (contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures")
       => illegal (vs. legal) -- (prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move")

Sense 2
illegitimate (vs. legitimate) -- (of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful)
       => adulterine -- (conceived in adultery)
       => base, baseborn -- (illegitimate)
       => bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten, spurious -- (born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman)
       => fatherless -- (not having a known or legally responsible father)
       => left-handed -- ((of marriages) illicit or informal; "in Colonial America left-handed marriages between Frenchmen and Indians were frequent")
       => unlawful, wrongful -- (having no legally established claim; "the wrongful heir to the throne")
          Also See-> illegal#1; invalid#1; unauthorized#1, unauthorised#1

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