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1. official

noun. ['əˈfɪʃəl'] a worker who holds or is invested with an office.

Synonyms

  • fire warden
  • quaestor
  • appointee
  • skilled workman
  • doorkeeper
  • searcher
  • provincial
  • justice
  • licenser
  • functionary
  • holdover
  • regulator
  • trained worker
  • public prosecutor
  • mace
  • census taker
  • censor
  • agent
  • notary
  • political commissar
  • town clerk
  • bureaucrat
  • judge
  • registrar
  • commissar
  • recorder
  • bailiff
  • beadle
  • civil servant
  • diplomatist
  • church officer
  • caretaker
  • jurist
  • nullifier
  • officer
  • incumbent
  • usher
  • vote counter
  • city father
  • elected official
  • forest fire fighter
  • proconsul
  • enumerator
  • prosecuting attorney
  • macer
  • hearing officer
  • noticer
  • record-keeper
  • weigher
  • teller
  • officeholder
  • federal agent
  • administrative official
  • diplomat
  • recruiter
  • Comptroller General
  • hangover
  • invalidator
  • Inquisitor
  • macebearer
  • fire marshall
  • equerry
  • prosecuting officer
  • postmaster general
  • notary public
  • voider
  • ranger
  • sealer
  • vizier
  • prosecutor
  • hearing examiner
  • mandarin
  • returning officer
  • apparatchik
  • skilled worker

Antonyms

  • general agent
  • fail
  • pass
  • approve

Etymology

  • official (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • officium (Latin)

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Rhymes with Official

  • sacrificial
  • prejudicial
  • superficial
  • beneficial
  • artificial
  • judicial
  • initial
  • rishell
  • rishel
  • pischel
  • mischel
  • kischell
  • fishell
  • fishel
  • fischel
  • bischel

How do you pronounce official?

Pronounce official as əˈfɪʃəl.

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How do you spell official? Is it oficial ?

A common misspelling of official is oficial

Sentences with official


1. Noun, singular or mass
Each country has its own official, government fiscal year.

2. Adjective
Take the completed form to a notary public and have it notarized in order to make it official.

Quotes about official


1. A passport, as I'm sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between two countries, so that the official can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly.
- Lemony Snicket

2. Every word a woman writes changes the story of the world, revises the official version.
- Carolyn See

3. Who, last time I'd checked, was still on our official archenemy list. (Yes, we have to keep a list. It's kind of sad.)
- James Patterson, Angel

2. official

adjective. ['əˈfɪʃəl'] having official authority or sanction.

Synonyms

  • authorised
  • formalised
  • authoritative
  • semiofficial
  • formal
  • formalized
  • authorized

Antonyms

  • unauthorized
  • nonworker
  • civilian
  • layman

Etymology

  • official (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • officium (Latin)

3. official

noun. ['əˈfɪʃəl'] someone who administers the rules of a game or sport.

Synonyms

  • adjudicator
  • scorer
  • ref
  • referee
  • starter
  • timer
  • umpire
  • football official
  • timekeeper
  • ump
  • linesman
  • dispatcher

Antonyms

  • wrong
  • decriminalize
  • legalize
  • decriminalise

Etymology

  • official (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • officium (Latin)

4. official

adjective. ['əˈfɪʃəl'] verified officially.

Antonyms

  • cosmopolitan

Etymology

  • official (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • officium (Latin)

5. official

adjective. ['əˈfɪʃəl'] conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline.

Synonyms

  • prescribed

Antonyms

  • unfairness
  • unrighteousness

Etymology

  • official (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • officium (Latin)

6. official

adjective. ['əˈfɪʃəl'] (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution.

Synonyms

  • established

Antonyms

  • injustice
  • inequity

Etymology

  • official (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • officium (Latin)
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