Misbegot
Misbegot Mis`be*got", Misbegotten Mis`be*got"ten, p. a. 1. Unlawfully or irregularly begotten; of bad or disreputable origin; pernicious. ``Valor misbegot.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Poorly designed or planned; badly carried out; ill-conceived. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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