a lavish dance requiring formal attire
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
dinner dress, dinner gown, formal, evening gown(adj)
a gown for evening wear
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
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"
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
characteristic of or befitting a person in authority
"formal duties"; "an official banquet"
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
(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"
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
conventional, formal, schematic(adj)
represented in simplified or symbolic form
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
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
courtly, formal, stately(adj)
refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court
"a courtly gentleman"
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
being in accord with established forms
relating to the form or structure of something
Jenny took Sam to her Year 12 formal.
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How to use formal in a sentence?
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
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.
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.
2019 is weird, the President has more respect for Kim Jong Un than The President does for South Korea... our formal ally.
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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- формен, церемониален, формален, официаленBulgarian
- solemne, convencional, formalCatalan, Valencian
- formell, formal, förmlich, offiziell, Form-German
- kaavamainen, muodollinen, formaali, virallinen, juhlallinenFinnish
- formális, formai, hivatalosHungarian
- 正式, 公式Japanese
- formal, oficialRomanian
- формальный, официальныйRussian
- cȅremonijālan, fòrmālan, slȕžbenSerbo-Croatian
- chính thứcVietnamese
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