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 ?
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.
"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.
To the PTI's misbegotten abortive plan, the PPP has added its own attempt at muddying the political waters.
The small nation became the epicentre of misbegotten wealth, a piggy bank for politicians, criminals, and shady businessmen keen to hide the source of their wealth from the outside world.
Niang got the ball and cruised toward the empty net for the easiest, though strangest, of scores.Poland pulled a goal back with three minutes to play on a header from Krychowiak, author of the misbegotten back pass.
It took 26 years, but director William Brown's reflective, richly textured revival of Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" was worth the wait.
Number 13--he hasn't been given the dignity of a name--is a groundling, a human-animal hybrid, suffering torment at the terrifying Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures.
He was also an award-winning actor, taking home the Tony award for best actor in 2000 for his Broadway performance in the 'A Moon for the Misbegotten' revival.
Kevin received a nomination for 'The Iceman Cometh' and last appeared on Broadway in 'A Moon for the Misbegotten'.
The NUJP said that the hackers were 'vermin, narrow-minded, misbegotten souls who mistakenly believe that they can silence critical speech and thought in their desire to force people into accepting only one worldview - theirs.'
What's misbegotten dies, what falls away is elsewhere, always dimly starred on the horizon.