HyperDic: legitimately

English > 2 senses of the word legitimately:
ADVERBalllegitimately, lawfully, licitlyin a manner acceptable to common custom / custom
alllegitimatelyin a lawfully recognized / recognized manner
legitimately > pronunciation
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > legitimately: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn a manner acceptable to common custom / custom.
Example"you cannot do this legitimately!"
Synonymslawfully, licitly
Oppositeillegally, illicitly, lawlesslyIn an illegal manner
illegitimately, illicitlyIn a manner disapproved or not allowed by custom / custom
Adjectiveslegitimateauthorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
English > legitimately: 2 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn a lawfully recognized / recognized manner.
Example"let's get married so our child can be born legitimately"
Oppositeillegitimately, out of wedlockOf biological parents not married to each other
Adjectiveslegitimateof marriages and offspring

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