Synonyms of legitimate in English:

legitimate


See definition of legitimate

adjective

1‘they have been given permission to run gambling halls, the only legitimate gambling in the area’

SYNONYMS

legal, lawful, licit, legalized, authorized, permitted, permissible, allowable, allowed, admissible, recognized, sanctioned, approved, licensed, statutory, constitutional, within the law, going by the rules, above board, valid, honest, upright

informal legit, by the book

ANTONYMS

illegal, illegitimate

2‘the legitimate heir’

SYNONYMS

rightful, lawful, genuine, authentic, real, true, proper, correct, authorized, sanctioned, warranted, acknowledged, recognized, approved, just

informal legit, kosher, pukka

ANTONYMS

false, fraudulent

3‘these are legitimate grounds for unease’

SYNONYMS

valid, sound, admissible, acceptable, well founded, justifiable, reasonable, sensible, tenable, defensible, supportable, just, warrantable, fair, bona fide, proper, genuine, plausible, credible, believable, reliable, understandable, logical, rational

ANTONYMS

unjustifiable