Antonyms for legitimate:
Synonyms for legitimate:
fair, aboveboard, fair-minded, filial, reasonably, justly, level playing-field, politically correct, guiltless, fit, equally, inclusive, obvious, even-handed, legit, legally, just, honorable, familial, obviously, legitimacy, innocence, sporting, legality, clean, justified, equitable, illegitimacy, lineal, motherless, understandable, balanced, unbiased.
Other synonyms and related words:
lucid, certain, decriminalise, legitimatize, fair, direct, legitimize, good, genuine, innocence, honorable, unrelated, coherent, legally, legalise, aboveboard, sporting, filial, equitable, legalize, established, distant, left-handed, received, reputable, justified, Warrantable, reliable, innocent, decriminalize, authentic, removed, rightful, morganatic, accepted, regular, legitimise, kosher, justifiable, fit, ordered, real, consistent, rule-governed, legality, just, valid, legitimacy, lawfully-begotten, sure, legit, true, veritable, accredited, legitimatise, honest, trustworthy, constituted, reasonable, understandable, logical, original, fairly, admissible, uncontroversial, straight, natural, unbiased, justly, obvious.
authentic, valid, legal (adjective)
certain, justifiable, licit, genuine, proper, reasonable, admissible, real, lawful, true, accredited, logical, accepted, consistent, innocent, regular, natural, received, statutory, rightful, authorized, sure, reliable, just, fair.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
established, legitimatize, licit, lawfully-begotten, lawful, morganatic, legitimise, legalise, legal, constituted, true, rightful, logical, left-handed, decriminalise, legalize, legitimatise, decriminalize, legitimize.
Usage examples for legitimate:
- It was not then, a legitimate desire for justice which made him wish to catch the convict and almost to wish that Stamboul might worry him to death; it was the secret hope that Goddard might be killed and that he, Charles James Juxon, might have the chance to marry his widow. - "A Tale of a Lonely Parish", F. Marion Crawford.
- These they seem to consider legitimate objects of commerce. - "African Camp Fires", Stewart Edward White.
- This is not merely an appeal to their affection for him, though that is perfectly legitimate. - "The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon", Alexander Maclaren.