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Synonyms of official in English:


  • 1 an official inquiry
    authorized, approved, validated, authenticated, certified, accredited, endorsed, sanctioned, licensed, recognized, accepted, legitimate, legal, lawful, valid, bona fide, proper, ex cathedra
    informal kosher
    [Antonyms] unofficial, unauthorized
  • 2 an official function
    ceremonial, formal, solemn, ceremonious;
    informal stuffed-shirt
    [Antonyms] informal
  • noun

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  • 1 a union official
    officer, officeholder, administrator, executive, appointee, functionary;
    bureaucrat, mandarin;
    representative, agent
    derogatory apparatchik
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