Meaning of FORMAL in English

FORMAL

a.

1.

Express, explicit, positive, strict, official, in due form, according to established form.

2.

Regular, methodical, set, fixed, rigid, stiff.

3.

Ceremonious, precise, punctilious, stiff, starch, starched, prim, affectedly exact.

4.

Constitutive, essential.

5.

External, as mere form, merely ~.

6.

( Met. ) Organic, formative, primordial, innate, a priori .

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