What is the opposite of mainstream?

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Adjective
Opposite of used or accepted broadly rather than by small portions of a population or market
Adjective
Opposite of dull or unoriginal
Adjective
Opposite of very commonly encountered or observed
“His presence may be rare, but his message has resonated within our community for years.”
Adjective
Opposite of not special or different in any way
“We were loved and cherished by extraordinary teachers, with whom I remained friends with in later life.”
Adjective
Opposite of tending to favor the status quo and averse to change
Adjective
Opposite of held by, or applicable to, a majority of the people in an area or country
“It may be an unpopular opinion, but I think that summer is by far the worst season of the four.”
Adjective
Opposite of known but specified in a general and nonexplicit sense
“He left seeking yet another unrecognized area of research.”
Adjective
Opposite of traditionally, or generally, recognized and accepted
“One must be wary of the quack doctor who treats his patients using unfamiliar techniques.”
Adjective
Opposite of opposed to elitism
Adjective
Opposite of prevalent or widespread among a given class or area
“Since dance is an evolving art form, most likes and dislikes are matters of personal opinion.”
Adjective
Opposite of not exciting, adventurous, or controversial
Noun
Opposite of the world outside fandom
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