Meaning of INFORMAL in English

INFORMAL

1.

Informal speech or behaviour is relaxed and friendly rather than serious, very correct, or official.

She is refreshingly ~...

? formal

ADJ: usu v-link ADJ

~ly

She was always there at half past eight, chatting ~ly to the children.

ADV: ADV after v

~ity

He was overwhelmed by their friendly ~ity.

N-UNCOUNT

2.

An ~ situation is one which is relaxed and friendly and not very serious or official.

The house has an ~ atmosphere.

? formal

ADJ

3.

Informal clothes are casual and suitable for wearing when you are relaxing, but not on formal occasions.

For lunch, dress is ~.

= casual

? formal

ADJ

~ly

Everyone dressed ~ly in shorts or jeans.

ADV

4.

You use ~ to describe something that is done unofficially or casually without planning.

The two leaders will retire to Camp David for ~ discussions.

ADJ: usu ADJ n

~ly

He began ~ly to handle Ted’s tax affairs for him.

ADV

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