- (law) Contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.
- Not permitted by rules
- Moving a pawn backward is an illegal move in chess.
- (philately, of an issue printed for collectors) Totally fictitious, and often issued on behalf of a non-existent territory or country.
- (of an immigrant) Being an illegal immigrant; residing in a country illegally.
NounIllegal (plural Illegals)
Adverbs for Illegal
notoriously; admittedly; obviously; dangerously; trickily; shamelessly; vaguely; obscurely; flagrantly; perilously; riskily; openly; daringly; audaciously; villainously; viciously; flagitiously; shamefully.
aberrant, abnormal, abominable, actionable, against the law, anarchic, anarchistic, anomic, atrocious, banned, barred, black-market, bootleg, chargeable, contraband, contrary to law, criminal, delinquent, deviant, disgraceful, evil, felonious, flawed, forbade, forbid, forbidden, hardly the thing, hot, ignominious, illegitimate, illicit, impermissible, improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecorous, inequitable, infamous, iniquitous, interdicted, irregular, justiciable, lawless, nonconstitutional, nonlegal, nonlicit, nonpermissible, not done, not permitted, not the thing, off limits, off-base, off-color, out of bounds, out-of-line, outlaw, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed, punishable, ruled out, sacrilegious, scandalous, shameful, shameless, sinful, taboo, tabooed, terrible, triable, unallowed, unauthorized, unbalanced, unconstitutional, under the ban, under-the-counter, under-the-table, undeserved, undue, unequal, unequitable, uneven, unfit, unfitting, unjust, unlawful, unlicensed, unmeet, unmerited, unofficial, unpermissible, unrighteous, unrightful, unsanctioned, unseemly, unstatutory, unsuitable, untouchable, unwarrantable, unwarranted, verboten, vetoed, wicked, wrong, wrongful
- enPR: ĭ.lēʹgl
- Rhymes: -iːɡəl