Definition of unofficial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənəˈfiSH(ə)l/


Not officially authorized or confirmed: unofficial reports that dozens of people were injured
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  • So count us in for next year's challenge and let's see if we can make our, slightly unofficial, record official.
  • I'm sure she's flouting loads of official and unofficial tube etiquette in one fell swoop here.
  • Yet there is the possibility of an engagement, whether official or unofficial for John Brown.
unconfirmed, unauthenticated, uncorroborated, unsubstantiated, provisional, off the record
informal, casual;
unauthorized, unsanctioned, unaccredited

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Syllabification: un·of·fi·cial

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