Definition of misbegotten in English:


Line breaks: mis|be¦got¦ten
Pronunciation: /mɪsbɪˈɡɒt(ə)n


1Badly conceived or planned: someone’s misbegotten idea of an English country house
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  • Israel's colonisation of the West Bank and Gaza after 1967 was a misbegotten venture that has - deliberately - made it very much harder to negotiate a peace based on sharing the disputed land between two states.
  • And those poor schmucks who are over there fighting and dying for this misbegotten war need to believe that they are doing a good deed for their fellow man and protecting their own.
  • But the prospect of unsettling protest within India was not a thing of the past, particularly following the misbegotten partition of Bengal in 1905.
ill-conceived, ill-advised, ill-made, badly planned, badly thought-out, hare-brained, abortive
1.1Contemptible (used as a term of abuse): you misbegotten hound!
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  • Why couldn't they lock the woman up in the Tower of London for the rest of her misbegotten life?
  • Even when she doesn't start it herself (and even I don't blame her for everything that happens in this misbegotten town), she flies straight to trouble like beetles to a lava lamp.
  • And what about you, George you misbegotten cretin.
contemptible, despicable, wretched, miserable, confounded, blithering, footling, infernal, damned, cursed, accursed, flaming
vulgar slang fucking, frigging, pissing, shitty
North American vulgar slang chickenshit, pissant
1.2 archaic (Of a child) illegitimate.

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