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Synonyms for official
əˈfɪʃ əlof·fi·cial

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Wiktionary

  1. officialnoun

    Antonyms:
    unofficial

  2. officialnoun

    Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.

    David Barnes was the official charged with the running of the sports club.

    Antonyms:
    unofficial

  3. officialadjective

    Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority

    an official statement or report

    Antonyms:
    unofficial

  4. officialadjective

    Antonyms:
    unofficial

  5. officialadjective

    an official drug or preparation

    Antonyms:
    unofficial

  6. officialadjective

    Antonyms:
    unofficial

  7. officialadjective

    Antonyms:
    unofficial

  8. officialadjective

    Antonyms:
    unofficial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. officialnoun

    Synonyms:
    administrative, authoritative, negotiative, functional, professional

    Antonyms:
    private, unofficial, unprofessional

Princeton's WordNet

  1. official, functionarynoun

    a worker who holds or is invested with an office

    Synonyms:
    functionary

    Antonyms:
    unconfirmed, summary, unauthorised, unauthorized, irregular, loose, wildcat, unofficial, unsanctioned, unestablished, informal, drumhead

  2. officialadjective

    someone who administers the rules of a game or sport

    "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"

    Synonyms:
    functionary

    Antonyms:
    informal, wildcat, summary, drumhead, irregular, unauthorized, unestablished, unconfirmed, unauthorised, unofficial, unsanctioned, loose

  3. officialadjective

    having official authority or sanction

    "official permission"; "an official representative"

    Synonyms:
    prescribed

    Antonyms:
    unsanctioned, unconfirmed, summary, unauthorized, unofficial, loose, unestablished, drumhead, unauthorised, informal, wildcat, irregular

  4. officialadjective

    of or relating to an office

    "official privileges"

    Synonyms:
    prescribed

    Antonyms:
    unsanctioned, unauthorised, wildcat, unconfirmed, unauthorized, irregular, drumhead, unofficial, informal, summary, loose, unestablished

  5. officialadjective

    verified officially

    "the election returns are now official"

    Synonyms:
    prescribed

    Antonyms:
    unauthorised, unofficial, unestablished, irregular, loose, drumhead, summary, unauthorized, wildcat, unconfirmed, unsanctioned, informal

  6. official, prescribedadjective

    conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline

    "in prescribed order"

    Synonyms:
    prescribed, ordained, appointed, positive, decreed

    Antonyms:
    unestablished, unauthorised, informal, unauthorized, unconfirmed, unofficial, wildcat, drumhead, loose, summary, unsanctioned, irregular

  7. officialadjective

    (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution

    Synonyms:
    prescribed

    Antonyms:
    irregular, loose, unsanctioned, unestablished, summary, unofficial, unauthorised, unauthorized, unconfirmed, drumhead, wildcat, informal

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. officialadjective

    Synonyms:
    authoritative, by authority

  2. officialnoun

    Synonyms:
    functionary, officer, magistrate

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Official":

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How to use official in a sentence?

  1. Zayya Lwin:

    They asked me to come along to the police station, but I refused and told them to send me an official letter laying out the charges.

  2. Alexander Knyazev:

    Its closure and official pressure on its members is likely to push many pious Muslims out of officially registered mosques into underground ones.

  3. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak:

    They (police) will have to investigate. Publishing confidential documents under OSA (Official Secrets Act) is a very serious action on (their) part.

  4. Regina Ballard:

    That’s it. It’s 3 o’clock, y’all. At 3:15, it’s official.

  5. Misty Schultz-McCoy:

    She said, they thought it was suicide. The next day they acted differently and said there would be an official memorial because they did not believe he committed suicide.


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