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perfectly legitimate, legitimate

Redundancies are words that unnecessarily repeat information. Because legitimate means acceptable or correct, the modifier perfectly in the familiar expression perfectly legitimate is redundant.

  • Legitimate (not Perfectly legitimate) expectations will be satisfied.