Meaning of FORMAL in English
Express, explicit, positive, strict, official, in due form, according to established form.
Regular, methodical, set, fixed, rigid, stiff.
Ceremonious, precise, punctilious, stiff, starch, starched, prim, affectedly exact.
External, as mere form, merely ~.
( Met. ) Organic, formative, primordial, innate, a priori .
Soule. Dictionary of English synonyms. Словарь английских синонимов. 2012