ill-gotten
adjective Date: 1552 acquired by illicit or improper means <
ill-gotten gains
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  • ill-gotten — adj. obtained illegally or by improper means; as, ill gotten gains. Syn: dirty. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill-gotten — UK US /ˌɪlˈgɒtən/ adjective ► that someone has got in a dishonest, unfair, or illegal way: »ill gotten gains/wealth/profits …   Financial and business terms

  • ill-gotten — [il′gät′ n] adj. obtained by evil, unlawful, or dishonest means [ill gotten gains] …   English World dictionary

  • ill-gotten — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ acquired by illegal or unfair means …   English terms dictionary

  • ill-gotten — /il got n/, adj. acquired by dishonest, improper, or evil means: ill gotten gains. [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • ill-gotten — adj. Ill gotten is used with these nouns: ↑gain …   Collocations dictionary

  • ill-gotten — adjective illgotten gains/wealth etc especially humorous money that was obtained in an unfair or dishonest way: They rushed home to gloat over their ill gotten gains …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill-gotten — /ˈɪl gɒtn / (say il gotn) adjective acquired by evil means: ill gotten gains …   Australian English dictionary

  • ill-gotten —   Loa a me ka hewa.    ♦ Ill gotten gains, waiwai loa a me ke kolohe …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • ill-gotten — adjective obtained illegally or by improper means dirty money ill gotten gains • Syn: ↑dirty • Similar to: ↑illegal …   Useful english dictionary

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