What is the opposite of prevailing?

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Adjective
Opposite of used or accepted broadly
Adjective
Opposite of accepted, used or practiced by most people
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(of a belief or attitude) Opposite of held by the majority of public
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“It is by no means an uncommon belief that a system of ethics resting on either theological or philosophical foundations is needful for the security of practical morality.”
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 all-encompassing after everything considered
“His dissent gives a clear insight into his limited, narrow view of individual liberties.”
Adjective
Opposite of having power and influence over others
“It was a disappointingly weak performance by a team supposedly in search of redemption.”
Adjective
Opposite of superseding others in importance or status
“Accounting was just an ancillary subject in my pursuit to get into an engineering course.”
Adjective
Opposite of continuing or persisting in the same state
Adjective
Opposite of characteristic of, influenced by, or representing a current popular style
Adjective
Opposite of characteristic of great strength or forcefulness
“Ida had kept him awake while he drowsed his way up the old King's Trace in eastern Missouri, feverish and weak.”
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of having influence or power
“The errand boy was an insignificant person, mostly unrecognized by those around him.”
Adjective
Opposite of widely reported without strong evidence
Adjective
Opposite of having reality or existence
Adjective
Opposite of existing at the present time
Adjective
(of a question or subject) Opposite of being of current or continuing interest and importance
“Free education was once a dead issue that must be raised again as it is pertinent to our children's futures.”
Adjective
Opposite of modern or contemporary, especially when mirroring some person or thing of the past
Adjective
Opposite of showing resolute determination and strength of character
“After previous outrages, we had been irresolute and appeared unwilling to defend ourselves.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for prove more powerful or superior
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to remain in existence or active
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