Synonyms of official in English:

official


See definition of official

adjective

1‘an official inquiry into the state of the hospital’

SYNONYMS

authorized, accredited, approved, validated, authenticated, authentic, certified, endorsed, documented, sanctioned, licensed, formal, recognized, authoritative, accepted, verified, legitimate, legal, lawful, valid, bona fide, proper, true, ex cathedra, signed, sealed, and delivered, signed and sealed

informal kosher

ANTONYMS

unofficial, unauthorized

2‘they were arrayed in all their finery for some official function’

SYNONYMS

ceremonial, formal, solemn, ritualistic, ceremonious

pompous, stiff, bureaucratic, proper

informal stuffed-shirt

ANTONYMS

informal


noun

1‘a union official’

SYNONYMS

officer, office-holder, office-bearer, administrator, executive, appointee, functionary

bureaucrat, dignitary, mandarin

representative, agent

derogatory apparatchik

British jack-in-office