US: /ˌɪˈɫiɡəɫ/
UK: /ɪlˈiːɡə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

illegal /i'li:gəl/
  • tính từ
    • không hợp pháp, trái luật
      • an illegal marriage: một đám cưới không hợp pháp

Advanced English dictionary

adjective, noun
+ adjective
not allowed by the law;: illegal immigrants / aliens + It's illegal to drive through a red light.
Antonym: LEGAL
illegally adverb: an illegally parked car + He entered the country illegally.
+ noun (AmE) a person who lives or works in a country illegally

Thesaurus dictionary

unlawful, illegitimate, criminal, felonious, outlawed, prohibited, interdicted, forbidden, proscribed, wrongful, unauthorized, verboten, illicit, Law actionable:
The bookkeeper was prosecuted for illegal appropriation of funds.

Collocation dictionary


be | become | remain | declare sth, deem sth, judge, make sth, pronounce sth, rule sth
Their action was judged illegal by the International Court. The sale of these knives should be made illegal.


highly | absolutely, quite, strictly, totally | allegedly | technically
Prize-fighting remained popular, though technically illegal, until the 1880s.

Concise English dictionary

+prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules