What is the opposite of legitimate?

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Adjective
Opposite of permitted by law
Adjective
Opposite of based on correct or acceptable principles of reasoning
Adjective
Opposite of real and exactly what it appears to be
“We were surprised at the amount of fake merchandise available for sale.”
Adjective
Opposite of permitted by law
Adjective
Opposite of as expected, or reasonable
“It is unreasonable for you to fear what does not exist.”
Adjective
Opposite of that can be justified
Adjective
Opposite of treating people equally without favoritism or discrimination
“If there was even a hint that the judge might be biased, I'd certainly be unhappy about it.”
Adjective
Opposite of having the approval or authorization of an authority or public body
Adjective
Opposite of legitimate as recognized by law
Adjective
Opposite of having a good reputation
Adjective
Opposite of capable or deserving to be admitted, accepted or allowed
Adjective
Opposite of free from any intent to deceive or impress others
“Mark's insincere apology was met with a disparaging response from Sally.”
Adjective
Opposite of reliable or accurate from being based on facts
Adjective
Opposite of to be expected; natural, reasonable, or forgivable
Adjective
Opposite of of the same origin as claimed
“This is not the first time he has presented us with plagiarized work.”
Adjective
Opposite of actually being or existing
“I remember a time as a child when I immersed myself in an imaginary world of made-up creatures.”
Adjective
Opposite of free of contamination
Adjective
Opposite of suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances
Improper use of gym equipment can result in injury.”
Verb
Opposite of to grant something to someone
“He was still considered a threat and the government would subsequently deny his right to return to the country.”
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