misbegotten


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mis·be·got·ten

 (mĭs′bĭ-gŏt′n)
adj.
1. Offensive Born to parents not married to each other.
2. Having an improper basis or origin; ill-conceived: misbegotten ideas about education.
3. Deserving of contempt: You misbegotten scoundrel!

misbegotten

(ˌmɪsbɪˈɡɒtən)
adj
1. unlawfully obtained: misbegotten gains.
2. badly conceived, planned, or designed: a misbegotten scheme.
3. literary dialect Also: misbegot illegitimate; bastard

mis•be•got•ten

(ˌmɪs bɪˈgɒt n)

also mis`be•got′,



adj.
1. unlawfully or irregularly begotten; illegitimate: his misbegotten son.
2. badly conceived, made, or carried out: a misbegotten plan.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.misbegotten - born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman
illegitimate - of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

misbegotten

adjective ill-conceived, abortive, ill-advised, hare-brained, poorly thought-out his grandiose and misbegotten plans

misbegotten

adjective
Born to parents who are not married to each other:
Translations

misbegotten

[ˌmɪsbɪˈgɒtn] ADJbastardo, ilegítimo; [plan etc] → descabellado, llamado a fracasar

misbegotten

adj (liter: = illegitimate) → unehelich; (fig: = ill-conceived) → schlecht konzipiert
References in classic literature ?
What should ail me to harm this misbegotten and miserable babe?
Rather, as there was something abnormal and misbegotten in the very essence of the creature that now faced me--something seizing, surprising and revolting-- this fresh disparity seemed but to fit in with and to reinforce it; so that to my interest in the man's nature and character, there was added a curiosity as to his origin, his life, his fortune and status in the world.
For my own part, if it was an honest man's child, indeed--but for my own part, it goes against me to touch these misbegotten wretches, whom I don't look upon as my fellow-creatures.
Evidence of O'Neill's estrangement from Jamie in the years before the later's death is contained in several revealing passages of Jim's long monologue in A Moon for the Misbegotten that the playwright deleted from his revised manuscript.
As we all know, and as Hair Story by Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps illustrates, we're still hung up on our hair, and we'd probably be hung up on it without the scourge of racism and its deformed, misbegotten child, colorism.
The sometimes volatile actor is currently starring in the Broadway production of A Moon For The Misbegotten and lives just round the corner from his ex-wife.
Another British star Roy Dotrice, who plays a whisky-soaked father in A Moon for the Misbegotten, won the featured actor in a play category.
I am particularly pleased that so many TEI members participated in a survey that was commissioned in connection with the conference and that served to catalog and quantify the capitalization issues that have been spawned since the Supreme Court's misbegotten 1992 decision in INDOPCO.
That also was one day before the federal Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Firearms launched the misbegotten raid that got four of its agents killed, took the lives of six residents in the compound, and began a 51-day stand-off that ended in horror.
At sea, Calhoun encounters a crew full of misbegotten sailors whose stories replicate his in their escapism and protestations against women left on shore.
There's something a bit sad and certainly misbegotten about this notion she has that there is this feminist establishment that's yucking it up till three in the morning.
That it was a creative haven is clear: he completed five plays here, including three of his greatest works: The Iceman Cometh, Moon for the Misbegotten, and Long Day's Journey into Night.