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misbegotten

[mis-bi-got-n] /ˌmɪs bɪˈgɒt n/
adjective
1.
unlawfully or irregularly begotten; illegitimate:
his misbegotten son.
2.
badly conceived, made, or carried out:
his misbegotten plan.
Origin of misbegotten
1540-1550
1540-50; mis-1 + begotten
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misbegotten

/ˌmɪsbɪˈɡɒtən/
adjective
1.
unlawfully obtained: misbegotten gains
2.
badly conceived, planned, or designed: a misbegotten scheme
3.
(literary, dialect) Also misbegot (ˌmɪsbɪˈɡɒt). illegitimate; bastard
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Word Origin and History for misbegotten
adj.

"bastard, illegitimate," 1550s, past participle adjective from obsolete misbeget (c.1300); see mis- (1) + beget.

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