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What is the opposite of legitimate?

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Opposite of conforming to the law or to rules
“Chronic illegal activity can reduce a neighborhood to a mere shell of the healthy community it once was.”
Opposite of based on correct or acceptable principles of reasoning
“Using classism to associate negative behaviors to the less fortunate is simply an insulting and invalid justification for this behavior.”
Opposite of authentic or genuine, not counterfeit
Opposite of real or genuine, in accordance with the truth, facts or standards
“The illusory aim of this form of government is the equal distribution of wealth to its people.”
Opposite of sanctioned or authorized according to whatever is customary, traditional, or generally accepted
Opposite of treating people equally without favoritism or discrimination
“If there was even a hint that the judge might be biased, I'd certainly be unhappy about it.”
Opposite of having a good reputation and well respected
Opposite of free from blame, guilt or censure
Opposite of without artificiality or insincerity
“Mark's insincere apology was met with a disparaging response from Sally.”
Opposite of reliable or accurate from being based on facts
“He admits that the legends told about his life may have been exaggerated or fabricated.”
Opposite of of the same origin as claimed
“This is not the first time he has presented us with plagiarized work.”
Opposite of sincere, genuine, and in good faith
Opposite of officially sanctioned or recognized
“The discussion was based on unofficial documents and conversations with those familiar with the subject.”
Opposite of suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances
Improper use of gym equipment can result in injury.”
Opposite of to make, pronounce or show to be legitimate
“I am beyond disappointed that she would use her platform with thousands of followers to mock and illegitimize an entire community of people.”
Opposite of to make (something that was previously illegal) permissible by law
Opposite of to grant something to someone
“He was still considered a threat and the government would subsequently deny his right to return to the country.”
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