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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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Words that Rhyme with Official

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

How do you spell official? Is it oficial ?

A common misspelling of official is oficial

Example sentences of the word 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 containing the word 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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