unlawfully or irregularly begotten; born of unmarried parents; illegitimate: his misbegotten son.
badly conceived, made, or carried out: his misbegotten plan.
- Also mis·be·got .
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How to use misbegotten in a sentence
“Operation Varsity Blues” director Chris Smith, best known for the documentary “Fyre,” about the misbegotten music festival, wasn’t particularly interested in making a film about the Singer episode unless he could find a unique way into the story.Actors in documentaries used to be taboo. Now they’re the stars. | Ann Hornaday | March 25, 2021 | Washington Post
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Your Hickey in The Iceman Cometh has become legendary and most recently you played Jim Tyrone in A Moon for the misbegotten.
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
If she's willin' to give that misbegotten child her own Christian name, it won't do for the rest of us to be too toploftical.Kildares of Storm | Eleanor Mercein Kelly
The generally accepted belief is that these really represent a misbegotten world.The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays | J. (John) Joly
Despite his words they still snarled and growled like the misbegotten curs they were.The Suitors of Yvonne | Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for misbegotten
unlawfully obtained: misbegotten gains
badly conceived, planned, or designed: a misbegotten scheme
Also: misbegot (ˌmɪsbɪˈɡɒt) literary, dialect illegitimate; bastard
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