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anachronistic anachronistic
/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /


  • illegitimate illegitimate  /ˌɪ lɪ ˈdʒɪ tə mɪt/ ?  the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

    illegitimate meaning(s) 

    1. (n) the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
    2. (adj) contrary to or forbidden by law
    3. (adj) of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

    illegitimate usage(s)

    1. Isabella Eberhardt, who died in 1904 aged only 27, was born in Geneva, the illegitimate daughter of an illegitimate mother.
    2. The illegitimate child in Einstein's past did not come to light until more than 30 years after his death, when the first volume of his collected papers finally appeared, in 1987.
  • illegitimate child illegitimate child  the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
  • illegitimate enterprise illegitimate enterprise  an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug…
  • illegitimately illegitimately  in a manner disapproved or not allowed by custom
  • illiberal illiberal  /ɪ ˈlɪ bə rəl/ ?  narrow-minded about cherished opinions
  • illiberality illiberality  /ɪ ˌlɪ bə ˈræ lɪ tɪ/ ?  a disposition not to be liberal (generous) with money
  • illiberally illiberally  in a narrow-minded manner
  • illicit illicit  /ɪ ˈlɪ sət/ ?  contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention
  • illicitly illicitly  /ˈɪ lɪ sɪt li/ ?  in a manner disapproved or not allowed by custom
  • illicitness illicitness  the quality of not conforming strictly to law
  • illicium illicium  anise trees: evergreen trees with aromatic leaves
  • illicium anisatum illicium anisatum  small shrubby tree of Japan and Taiwan; flowers are not fragrant
  • illicium floridanum illicium floridanum  small shrubby tree with purple flowers; found in wet soils of…
  • illicium verum illicium verum  small tree of China and Vietnam bearing anise-scented star-shaped fruit…
  • illimani illimani  a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,201 feet high)
  • illimitable illimitable  /ɪ ˈlɪ mɪ tə bl/ ?  without limits in extent or size or quantity
  • illinois illinois  /ˌɪ lə ˈnɔ ɪ/ ?  a midwestern state in north-central United States
  • illinois river illinois river  a river in Illinois that flows southwest to the Mississippi River
  • illinoisan illinoisan  a native or resident of Illinois
  • illiteracy illiteracy  /ɪ ˈlɪ tə rə si/ ?  ignorance resulting from not reading
  • illiterate illiterate  /ɪ ˈlɪ tə rət/ ?  a person unable to read
  • illiterate person illiterate person  a person unable to read
  • illness illness  /ˈɪl nəs/ ?  impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of…
  • illogic illogic  /ɪ ˈlɑ dʒɪk/ ?  invalid or incorrect reasoning
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