Meaning of FORMAL in English

FORMAL

n. 25B6; adjective

a formal dinner : CEREMONIAL, ceremonious, ritualistic, ritual, conventional, traditional; stately, courtly, solemn, dignified; elaborate, ornate, dressy.

a very formal manner : ALOOF, reserved, remote, detached, unapproachable; stiff, prim, stuffy, staid, ceremonious, correct, proper, decorous, conventional, precise, exact, punctilious, unbending, inflexible, strait-laced; informal stand-offish.

a formal garden : SYMMETRICAL, regular, orderly, arranged, methodical, systematic.

formal permission : OFFICIAL, legal, authorized, approved, validated, certified, endorsed, documented, sanctioned, licensed, recognized, authoritative.

formal education : CONVENTIONAL, mainstream; school, institutional.

informal, casual, colloquial, unofficial.

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