HyperDic: unofficial

English > 2 senses of the word unofficial:
ADJECTIVEallunofficialnot having official authority or sanction
allunofficialnot officially established
unofficial > pronunciation
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > unofficial: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot having official authority or sanction.
  • "a sort of unofficial mayor"
  • "an unofficial estimate"
  • "he participated in an unofficial capacity"
Narrowerdrumhead, summaryPerformed speedily and without formality
informal, loosenot officially recognized or controlled
unauthorized, unauthorised, wildcatWithout official authorization
unsanctionedWithout explicit official permission
See alsounauthorized, unauthorisednot endowed with authority
OppositeofficialHaving official authority or sanction
Spanishextraoficial, oficioso
Catalanextraoficial, oficioso
Adverbsunofficiallynot in an official capacity
unofficiallywithout official authorization
English > unofficial: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot officially established.
Example"the early election returns are unofficial"
Broaderunconfirmednot finally established or settled

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