ill-gotten

[il-got-n]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. ill-favoured,
  2. ill-fitted,
  3. ill-fitting,
  4. ill-formed,
  5. ill-founded,
  6. ill-gotten gains,
  7. ill-informed,
  8. ill-intentioned,
  9. ill-judged,
  10. ill-kempt

Origin of ill-gotten

First recorded in 1545–55

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British Dictionary definitions for ill-gotten

ill-gotten

adjective

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