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misbegotten

[ mis-bi-got-n ]
/ ˌmɪs bɪˈgɒt n /
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adjective
unlawfully or irregularly begotten; born of unmarried parents; illegitimate: his misbegotten son.
badly conceived, made, or carried out: his misbegotten plan.
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Origin of misbegotten

First recorded in 1540–50; mis-1 + begotten
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British Dictionary definitions for misbegotten

misbegotten
/ (ˌmɪsbɪˈɡɒtən) /

adjective
unlawfully obtainedmisbegotten gains
badly conceived, planned, or designeda misbegotten scheme
Also: misbegot (ˌmɪsbɪˈɡɒt) literary, dialect illegitimate; bastard
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