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What is the opposite of official?

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Adjective
Opposite of having the approval or authorization of an authority or public body
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Opposite of traditionally, or generally, recognized and accepted
“One must be wary of the quack doctor who treats his patients using unfamiliar techniques.”
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Opposite of used or accepted broadly
Adjective
Opposite of relating to the management or administration of an organization
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Opposite of conforming or adhering to whatever is customary, traditional, or generally accepted
Adjective
Opposite of real and exactly what it appears to be
“We were surprised at the amount of fake merchandise available for sale.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, or provided by, the state rather than an independent, commercial company
“They now have to lease the trains that they use, principally from three private companies.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes a constructive or productive feeling
“As a result of their unproductive response, we were unable to attain the information required to proceed.”
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Opposite of relating to a government
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by conventional forms of ceremony and behavior
“Not one for pomp, Harry was grateful that the occasion was rather informal.”
Adjective
Opposite of formal and dignified in nature
“The meeting was very informal and the girls were able to bombard Claudie with questions on what life is like as an astronaut.”
Adjective
Opposite of serving to put an end to all debate
“Cliff was frustrated by the slow and inconclusive police investigation.”
Adjective
Opposite of approved or agreed upon
“A reseller has the right to contest a denied deal.”
Adjective
Opposite of suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances
Improper use of gym equipment can result in injury.”
Adjective
Opposite of being, or existing as, something in name only
Adjective
Opposite of suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances
“Given the circumstances surrounding the tragedy, it was a particularly imprudent thing to say.”
Noun
Opposite of a person holding a position of authority in an organization
Noun
Opposite of an important or influential person, or one of high rank or position
Noun
Opposite of one who leads, or is respected, due to age or experience
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