What is the opposite of authoritative?

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Opposite of recognized as being reliable
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Opposite of commanding and self-confident
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Opposite of being the authoritative or definitive source of, or reference for
Adjective
Opposite of having power and influence over others
“It was a disappointingly weak performance by a team supposedly in search of redemption.”
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Opposite of boldly self-assured
“The barbarians were subdued and became submissive to the enchantress' whims.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes the effectiveness or dominance of a particular action
“Leaders who do not look after the interests of their followers are not only unethical but ineffective.”
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Opposite of insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way
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Opposite of having great impact or influence
“We would end up an impotent and uninfluential nation, just one voice among the many.”
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Opposite of having or showing an autocratic manner
Adjective
Opposite of conforming or adhering to whatever is customary, traditional, or generally accepted
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Opposite of of, characterized by, or consisting of (incontrovertible) facts
“The proposal submitted to the board was not accepted with a number of questionable recommendations to be interrogated.”
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Opposite of having the approval or authorization of an authority or public body
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Opposite of behaving or done in a determined and forceful way
“His argument, both weak and unpersuasive, was met with silence from the audience.”
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Opposite of inspiring conviction and not able to be refuted
“I was not impressed with his evidence, which I found to be vague and unconvincing.”
Adjective
Opposite of superseding others in importance or status
“His punches were weak and slow, and I can claim with confidence that he was the worst boxer that I had ever seen.”
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Opposite of accurate, authentic or authoritative in nature
“Uninformed investors need to rely on the noise and for this reason, they may react immediately to fallacious information or react to actual information with a delay.”
Adjective
(of a job or position) Opposite of involving responsibility or a degree of personal accountability
“He held a lowly position as a pool cleaner but had dreams of making it big one day.”
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Opposite of inclined to lay down principles as undeniably true
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Opposite of legally binding due to having been executed in compliance with the law
“He's been detained in Japan since mid-July, when he was nabbed for traveling with an invalid passport.”
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Opposite of based on, or displaying, common sense
“Of course, the moment I got there it was clear that all my concerns were completely groundless.”
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Opposite of being the authoritative or definitive source of, or reference for
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Opposite of involving management-like duties
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Opposite of having influence or power
“The errand boy was an insignificant person, mostly unrecognized by those around him.”
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Opposite of viewed or existing independently and not in relation to other things
“You found that your constructs were succored with flexible rules that guided behavior, rules that gave individuals the opportunity to follow them voluntarily.”
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