What is the opposite of authoritative?

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Adjective
Opposite of recognized as being reliable
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Opposite of commanding and self-confident
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Opposite of being the most accurate and apparently thorough
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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.”
Adjective
Opposite of of having great influence
“We would end up an impotent and uninfluential nation, just one voice among the many.”
Adjective
Opposite of insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way
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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 coming before all others in importance
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Opposite of tending to favor established ideas, conditions, or institutions
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Opposite of reliable or accurate from being based on facts
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(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 fond of ordering people around
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Opposite of able to be relied on or trusted
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Opposite of based on sound reasoning or information
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Opposite of being the most accurate and apparently thorough
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Opposite of based on reason or good judgment
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Opposite of officially sanctioned or recognized
“The discussion was based on unofficial documents and conversations with those familiar with the subject.”
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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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(of an argument) Opposite of likely to succeed because of sound reasoning
“Steven Avery was convicted of murder due to an unconvincing case put forward by his defense lawyers.”
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