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?
2019 is weird, the President has more respect for Kim Jong Un than The President does for South Korea... our formal ally.
Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
There are no formal negotiations going on now between the current government and the insurgents for the release of the girls as such.
President President Trump to Moscow looks forward to having President Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington after the first of the year, and President Trump to Moscow is open to visiting Moscow upon receiving a formal invitation.
The karmic web of life is an energetic web of empathy, like a web of socialization, where hypocrisy is like a formal politeness of two-faced indifference.
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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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