- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. illegitimate [child], love child; sham, counterfeit, fraud. — adj. illegitimate, natural, misgotten; false, spurious; mongrel, hybrid. See impurity, deception, posterity.II(Roget's IV) modif.1. [Born out of wedlock]Syn. illegitimate, natural, fatherless; see illegitimate 2 .2. [Of dubious extraction]1. [An illegitimate child]Syn. illegitimate child, natural child, spurious issue, whoreson, love child, child born out of wedlock, nullius filius (Latin), Sunday's child*.2. [A rascal]Syn. scoundrel, ne'er-do-well, cheat, rascal, son of a bitch* or SOB*, stinker*, rat*, fink*, ratfink*, heel*; see also rascal .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.1. illegitimate child *love child, misbegot.2. scoundrel, jerk, son of a bitch, cad, rascal.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Born to parents who are not married to each other: baseborn, illegitimate, misbegotten, natural, spurious, unlawful. See KIN, LAW.
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