Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun official

2 senses of official

Sense 1
official, functionary -- (a worker who holds or is invested with an office)
       => skilled worker, trained worker, skilled workman -- (a worker who has acquired special skills)

Sense 2
official -- (someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling")
       => adjudicator -- (a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes)

Antonyms of adj official

4 of 5 senses of official

Sense 1
official (vs. unofficial) -- (having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative")

unofficial (vs. official) -- (not having official authority or sanction; "a sort of unofficial mayor"; "an unofficial estimate"; "he participated in an unofficial capacity")
        => drumhead, summary -- (performed speedily and without formality; "a summary execution"; "summary justice")
        => informal, loose -- (not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers")
        => unauthorized, unauthorised, wildcat -- (without official authorization; "an unauthorized strike"; "wildcat work stoppage")
        => unsanctioned -- (without explicit official permission; "unsanctioned use of company cars")

Sense 3
official -- (verified officially; "the election returns are now official")

INDIRECT (VIA confirmed) -> unconfirmed -- (not finally established or settled; "an unconfirmed letter of credit"; "unconfirmed rumors")

Sense 4
official, prescribed -- (conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order")

INDIRECT (VIA regular) -> irregular -- (contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices")

Sense 5
official -- ((of a church) given official status as a national or state institution)

INDIRECT (VIA established) -> unestablished -- (not established; "a reputation as yet unestablished")

Similarity of adj official

5 senses of official

Sense 1
official (vs. unofficial) -- (having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative")
       => authoritative, authorized, authorised -- (sanctioned by established authority; "an authoritative communique"; "the authorized biography")
       => ex officio -- (by virtue of an office or position; "the head of the department serves as an ex officio member of the board")
       => formal -- (characteristic of or befitting a person in authority; "formal duties"; "an official banquet")
       => formalized, formalised -- (given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures)
       => semiofficial -- (having some official authority or sanction)
          Also See-> authorized#1, authorised#1

Sense 2
official -- (of or relating to an office; "official privileges")

Sense 3
official -- (verified officially; "the election returns are now official")
       => confirmed (vs. unconfirmed) -- (having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation; "confirmed reservations"; "received confirmed reports of casualties"; "a confirmed Catholic")

Sense 4
official, prescribed -- (conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order")
       => regular (vs. irregular) -- (in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties")

Sense 5
official -- ((of a church) given official status as a national or state institution)
       => established (vs. unestablished), constituted -- (brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established; "the established social order"; "distrust the constituted authority"; "a team established as a member of a major league"; "enjoyed his prestige as an established writer"; "an established precedent"; "the established Church")

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