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Synonyms for formal
ˈfɔr məl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ball, formal(noun)

    a lavish dance requiring formal attire

    Synonyms:
    lump, clump, orb, glob, bollock, testis, clod, dinner dress, globe, nut, evening gown, musket ball, dinner gown, chunk, egg, testicle, ball, orchis, ballock

    Antonyms:
    informal, folksy, unlogical, epistolary, casual, nonliterary, undignified, illogical, subliterary, unceremonial, representational, vulgar, daily, common, unliterary, conversational, vernacular, colloquial, epistolatory, slangy, unceremonious, unofficial, everyday, free-and-easy

  2. dinner dress, dinner gown, formal, evening gown(adj)

    a gown for evening wear

    Synonyms:
    dinner dress, dinner gown, ball, evening gown

    Antonyms:
    common, daily, slangy, epistolatory, unlogical, nonliterary, folksy, subliterary, illogical, casual, everyday, unceremonial, representational, unofficial, informal, undignified, unliterary, epistolary, vernacular, vulgar, colloquial, conversational, unceremonious, free-and-easy

  3. formal(adj)

    being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

    "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"

    Synonyms:
    stately, courtly, schematic, conventional

    Antonyms:
    everyday, unofficial, illogical, undignified, casual, unliterary, vernacular, nonliterary, informal, conversational, unceremonious, unceremonial, colloquial, free-and-easy, folksy, subliterary, common, epistolatory, daily, slangy, vulgar, epistolary, representational, unlogical

  4. formal(adj)

    characteristic of or befitting a person in authority

    "formal duties"; "an official banquet"

    Synonyms:
    stately, courtly, schematic, conventional

    Antonyms:
    unceremonious, slangy, casual, conversational, epistolary, representational, folksy, unceremonial, undignified, nonliterary, illogical, subliterary, unliterary, colloquial, informal, vulgar, free-and-easy, common, epistolatory, unlogical, daily, vernacular, unofficial, everyday

  5. formal(adj)

    (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms

    "the paper was written in formal English"

    Synonyms:
    stately, courtly, schematic, conventional

    Antonyms:
    casual, daily, slangy, epistolary, unliterary, informal, representational, unofficial, common, nonliterary, free-and-easy, conversational, vernacular, illogical, unlogical, vulgar, colloquial, unceremonial, everyday, unceremonious, undignified, subliterary, epistolatory, folksy

  6. conventional, formal, schematic(adj)

    represented in simplified or symbolic form

    Synonyms:
    established, ceremonious, courtly, schematic, stately, conventional

    Antonyms:
    representational, nonliterary, informal, epistolary, undignified, daily, common, epistolatory, vulgar, unceremonial, free-and-easy, casual, unofficial, illogical, slangy, folksy, subliterary, vernacular, everyday, colloquial, unliterary, unlogical, conversational, unceremonious

  7. formal(adj)

    logically deductive

    "formal proof"

    Synonyms:
    stately, courtly, schematic, conventional

    Antonyms:
    epistolatory, conversational, unceremonious, unlogical, illogical, unofficial, informal, unceremonial, daily, representational, nonliterary, everyday, colloquial, free-and-easy, casual, undignified, common, unliterary, epistolary, slangy, vulgar, subliterary, vernacular, folksy

  8. courtly, formal, stately(adj)

    refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court

    "a courtly gentleman"

    Synonyms:
    baronial, noble, conventional, stately, schematic, imposing, statuesque, courtly

    Antonyms:
    free-and-easy, unofficial, representational, conversational, nonliterary, casual, unceremonial, undignified, informal, epistolatory, folksy, slangy, vernacular, daily, everyday, colloquial, unceremonious, vulgar, common, illogical, unlogical, unliterary, subliterary, epistolary

Wiktionary

  1. formal(noun)

    Antonyms:
    informal

  2. formal(noun)

    being in accord with established forms

    Antonyms:
    informal

  3. formal(noun)

    official

    Antonyms:
    informal

  4. formal(adjective)

    relating to the form or structure of something

    Jenny took Sam to her Year 12 formal.

    Antonyms:
    informal

  5. formal(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    informal

  6. formal(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    informal

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. formal

    Synonyms:
    regular, complete, shapely, sufficient, correct, stately, dignified, ceremonious, pompous, stiff, precise, explicit, exact, affected, methodical

    Antonyms:
    irregular, incomplete, informal, inadequate, incorrect, easy, unassuming, unceremonious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. formal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    express, explicit, positive, in due form, according to established form

  2. formal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    regular, methodical

  3. formal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    ceremonious, precise, punctilious, stiff, starch, starched, prim, affectedly exact

  4. formal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    constitutive, essential

  5. formal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    external, as mere form

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. formal(a)

    Synonyms:
    ceremonial, express, explicit, punctilious, methodical, prim, ceremonious, conventional

How to pronounce formal?

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Karen
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Veena
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How to say formal in sign language?

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How to use formal in a sentence?

  1. Maya Angelou:

    The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.

  2. Roger Stone:

    I have consistently urged Randy Credico to simply tell the truth, our bickering can sometimes be sarcastic, but I have never urged Randy Credico not to cooperate with any formal inquiry.

  3. Anthony Costello:

    We've now set up a global response unit which brings together all people across WHO, in headquarters, in the regions, to deal with a formal response using all the lessons we've learned from the Ebola crisis, the reason it's a global concern is that we are worried that this could also spread back to other areas of the world where the population may not be immune.

  4. Vipin Narang:

    2019 is weird, the President has more respect for Kim Jong Un than The President does for South Korea... our formal ally.

  5. Anirudh Rastogi:

    Pushing the exchange business out from the formal economy to the informal cash economy to operate under the radar will worsen the problem, not solve it.


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