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legitimate

Synonyms of legitimate in English:

adjective

  • 1 the only form of legitimate gambling
    legal, lawful, licit, legalized, authorized, permitted, permissible, allowable, allowed, admissible, sanctioned, approved, licensed, statutory, constitutional
    informal legit, street legal
    [Antonyms] illegal
  • 2 the legitimate heir
    rightful, lawful, genuine, authentic, real, true, proper, authorized, sanctioned, acknowledged, recognized
    [Antonyms] false, fraudulent
  • 3 legitimate grounds for doubt
    valid, sound, well founded, justifiable, reasonable, sensible, just, fair, bona fide
    [Antonyms] illegal
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