illegitimately Definition

  • 1in a way that is contrary to or forbidden by law, rules, or custom
  • 2in a way that is not authorized or approved

Using illegitimately: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "illegitimately" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was accused of obtaining the money illegitimately.

  • Example

    The company was found to have acted illegitimately in its dealings with customers.

  • Example

    The child was born illegitimately.

illegitimately Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for illegitimately


Summary: illegitimately in Brief

The adverb 'illegitimately' [ˌɪləˈdʒɪtɪmətli] describes actions that are against the law, rules, or customs, or not authorized or approved. Examples include 'He was accused of obtaining the money illegitimately' and 'The child was born illegitimately.'