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Misbegotten   /mˌɪsbəgˈɑtən/   Listen
Misbegotten

adjective
1.
Born out of wedlock.  Synonyms: bastardly, misbegot, spurious.






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"Misbegotten" Quotes from Famous Books



... soul his fixity Have slighted; faithless, done his deep faith wrong; Left him for poorer loves, and bowed the knee To misbegotten ...
— The Poems of William Watson • William Watson

... you might distinguish; it is, besides, a thing for which you are eminently well equipped, and which you would do with taste and incision. I long to see the book. People like themselves (to explain a little more); no one likes his life, which is a misbegotten issue, and a tale of failure. To see these failures either touched upon, or COASTED, to get the idea of a spying eye and blabbing tongue about the house, is to lose all privacy in life. To see that thing, which we do love, our character, set forth, is ever gratifying. See how ...
— The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson - Volume 1 • Robert Louis Stevenson

... into the trap, where Lenox put his one available arm round the writhing body; and the sais, who showed small relish for the situation, was ordered to get up and drive from behind. The which he did; leaning over the back seat, and keeping ostentatiously clear of the misbegotten son of a pig who ...
— The Great Amulet • Maud Diver

... have thrown him into a fever. But be not uneasy, my Delia," taking her hand, "there is no danger. One sigh, one look from you will restore him." "Ten thousand curses," exclaimed the father, "upon the head of the contemptible, misbegotten ravisher! But let us make haste. I am glad however that my rogue of a son is a little punished for his ...
— Damon and Delia - A Tale • William Godwin



Words linked to "Misbegotten" :   illegitimate, spurious



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