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
Adjective
Opposite of of the most normal, frequent, or regular type
Adjective
Opposite of conforming or adhering to whatever is customary, traditional, or generally accepted
Adjective
Opposite of representing the primary, or most important, aspect of something
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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.”
Adjective
Opposite of being predominant across, or applying to, a broad spectrum
“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 lasting for a very long time, especially for the duration of one's life
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Opposite of characteristic of, influenced by, or representing a current popular style
Adjective
Opposite of highest in rank, authority or superiority
“She had attempted to hand a sprinkle of enlightenment to the inferior humans, but it was lost on them as wasted babble.”
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 significantly broad in extent
“Those species endemic to a very limited area are often most threatened by the collection of plants from the wild.”
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
“They never invaded, but Napoleon's troops received careful and invaluable training for future military operations.”
Adjective
Opposite of trendy or fashionable
“He wore baggy, rainbow-colored pants that were highly unfashionable.”
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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