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official

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of official

  1. ordered or allowed by those in authority <the official languages for those Olympic Games were French and English> Synonyms authorized, sanctioned Related Words lawful, legal, legit [slang], legitimate, licit, permissible, regulation; approved, endorsed (also indorsed); abetted, encouraged, promoted, suggested, supported; certified, licensed; authoritative, canonical, ex officio; semiofficial Near Antonyms illegal, illegitimate, illicit, impermissible, lawless, unlawful, wrongful; unapproved, unlicensed, verboten Antonyms nonofficial, unauthorized, unofficial, unsanctioned




official

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of official

  1. a person who holds a public office <some of our best public officials do their jobs quietly and are never in the news> Synonyms functionary, officeholder, officer, public servant Related Words bureaucrat; administrator, commissioner, director, executive, head, manager, regulator, superintendent, supervisor; chair, chairman; flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), minion, underling; co-official




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