What is the opposite of prevalent?

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Adjective
Opposite of widespread in a particular area or at a particular time
“The chair was a rare commodity during the Middle Ages, appearing only in the houses of the royalty and nobility.”
Adjective
Opposite of trendy or fashionable at a particular time
“It's a particularly unfashionable old hat that ought to have gone to the charity shop long ago.”
Adjective
Opposite of superior in frequency or dominant
“The most alarming but also the most infrequent type of reaction is that which might be classified as a circulatory shock.”
Adjective
Opposite of conforming or adhering to whatever is customary, traditional, or generally accepted
Adjective
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 superseding others in importance or status
“Accounting was just an ancillary subject in my pursuit to get into an engineering course.”
Adjective
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 of urgent interest or importance
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 continuing in existence, operation or use
“The accumulator system has been inactive for years, and for tramway purposes, displays little or no symptoms of resuscitation.”
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 involving or affecting large numbers of people or things
“A lone figure stood at the edge of the bracken, slender and tall, clothed in rough wool layers.”
Adjective
Opposite of not restrained or held in check
Adjective
Opposite of of the greatest importance
“Even when caught with 100 pouches of tobacco, the infractions are minor.”
Adjective
Opposite of being fully accessible and obtainable with little regard to restrictions
“This material is strictly prohibited by law.”
Adjective
Opposite of modern or contemporary, especially when mirroring some person or thing of the past
Adjective
Opposite of currently in effect
“And with dawning horror, Sally realized that the flashlight's batteries were dead.”
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