ill-gotten

[ il-got-n ]
/ ˈɪlˈgɒt n /

adjective

acquired by dishonest, improper, or evil means: ill-gotten gains.

Origin of ill-gotten

First recorded in 1545–55
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ill-gotten


adjective

obtained dishonestly or illegally (esp in the phrase ill-gotten gains)
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