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Antonyms for informal
ɪnˈfɔr məlin·for·mal

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term informal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. informaladjective

    not formal

    "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"

    black-tie, semiformal, buckram, formal, titular, literary, ceremonial, pro forma, dress, full-dress, semi-formal, official, starchy, ceremonious, prescribed, unfriendly, nominal, conventional, perfunctory, white-tie, positive, form-only(a), stiff

    cozy, loose, intimate

  2. informal, looseadjective

    not officially recognized or controlled

    "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"

    positive, semiformal, buckram, full-dress, ceremonious, starchy, form-only(a), formal, white-tie, titular, unfriendly, conventional, semi-formal, literary, ceremonial, dress, prescribed, perfunctory, official, black-tie, nominal, stiff, pro forma

    idle, loose, sluttish, easy, wanton, cozy, escaped, liberal, free, open, lax, intimate, unaffixed, on the loose(p), light, slack, promiscuous, at large(p)

  3. informaladjective

    used of spoken and written language

    form-only(a), ceremonial, official, pro forma, buckram, unfriendly, conventional, prescribed, stiff, dress, formal, white-tie, semiformal, literary, nominal, ceremonious, starchy, full-dress, positive, perfunctory, black-tie, titular, semi-formal

    cozy, loose, intimate

  4. cozy, intimate, informaladjective

    having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere

    "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"

    conventional, black-tie, starchy, buckram, nominal, pro forma, formal, official, perfunctory, semiformal, ceremonial, positive, unfriendly, ceremonious, form-only(a), white-tie, literary, titular, full-dress, prescribed, stiff, dress, semi-formal

    internal, familiar, knowledgeable, cozy, loose, intimate, versed, cosy, sexual, inner, snug

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. informaladjective

    unceremonious, unconventional, easy, natural, unconstrained

How to use informal in a sentence?

  1. Nirja Bhatnagar:

    There is no human rights violation worse than having to remove your uterus so you can enter an informal economy that does not care for you.

  2. Larry Kudlow:

    It's not that we're not talking. We are. It's just informal at this stage.

  3. Valentina Meliciani:

    Government interventions worked in the formal sector but less so with informal sector workers, the problem is that it is very difficult to catch these people because they do not show up at all in National Statistics.

  4. Jeffrey Pool:

    There have been informal, working-level discussions of potential locations and next steps, but no final decisions have been made nor are there any plans to begin implementing the EDCA until the Supreme Court completes its review.

  5. Indira Gartenberg:

    These are the most invisible of informal workers, their situation is worse than a sweatshop, because at least in the sweatshop they don't have to pay for electricity and water and rent and they get paid regularly.

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