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Word of the Day 02/25/21 Misbegotten

Misbegotten (adjective)
misbegotten [ mis-bi-got-n ]


adjective
1. unlawfully or irregularly begotten; born of unmarried parents; illegitimate: his misbegotten son.
2. badly conceived, made, or carried out: his misbegotten plan.

Also mis·be·got.

WORDS RELATED TO MISBEGOTTEN
bastard, dishonest, disreputable, illegal, natural, poor, shady, spurious, unlawful, baseborn, suppositious, stolen, unrespectable

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Origin: First recorded in 1540–50; mis- + begotten

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR MISBEGOTTEN
Perhaps Emerson was so convinced by his own misbegotten conclusions in 1995 that he's completely internalized them.
DISGRACED TERROR EXPERT SAYS BOSTON BOMBS BEAR 'HALLMARK' OF MUSLIM RADICALS|ALI GHARIB|APRIL 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST

Your Hickey in The Iceman Cometh has become legendary and most recently you played Jim Tyrone in A Moon for the Misbegotten.
KEVIN SPACEY ON CASINO JACK|KEVIN SESSUMS|DECEMBER 14, 2010|DAILY BEAST

Bugis, Sula man, sea gypsy—whichever's your misbegotten stripe—suppose you speak'um.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDS|JOHN RUSSELL

The road brought you to a desert place among ruins, where was a door in a hillside, and hard by the door a misbegotten pine.
THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE|ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

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