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1Not officially authorized or confirmed.‘unofficial reports that dozens of people were injured’
unauthenticated, unconfirmed, uncorroborated, unsubstantiated, unratifiedinformal, casualView synonyms
- ‘The unofficial website for Daylight Rule, has received more than 3300 visitors since it was launched.’
- ‘The most exciting exhibition in Venice is an unsanctioned upstart: the unofficial Italian pavilion.’
- ‘Unpopular plans to build ten family homes on unofficial allotments beside a village conservation area have been blocked.’
- ‘So count us in for next year's challenge and let's see if we can make our, slightly unofficial, record official.’
- ‘There were also unofficial reports of a further three scares, including one at a school in Fish Hoek.’
- ‘The Gun Plot is the most authoritative unofficial site about the RAN on the Internet.’
- ‘I'm sure she's flouting loads of official and unofficial tube etiquette in one fell swoop here.’
- ‘Let's get this sorted: Shazia Mirza isn't an unofficial spokeswoman for Islam.’
- ‘Amazingly it bears a striking resemblance to some of the unofficial tube rules I've reported in my time.’
- ‘The neighbours in unofficial whispers talk about his activities but officially they know nothing.’
- ‘None of the cities has an official tolerance zone, although Aberdeen has an unofficial red-light district.’
- ‘So neither the official nor the unofficial cover story seem to hold much water.’
- ‘Forest harvesting, official and unofficial, can create major problems.’
- ‘Only one of the 18 official languages in India and many more unofficial ones, I replied.’
- ‘Bernhard's lap was one of three that bettered both the official and unofficial track records.’
- ‘They do not reflect the official or unofficial policies of any government agency.’
- ‘There is no mileage in keeping the site as some kind of unofficial commemoration of the riots and what they meant - it is time to move on.’
- ‘How many were killed and wounded is unknown, for unofficial and official counts differed widely.’
- ‘The reporters did not clarify whether the news was from official or unofficial sources.’
- ‘Yet there is the possibility of an engagement, whether official or unofficial for John Brown.’
- 1.1British Denoting strike action not called or endorsed by the union to which the strikers belong.
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