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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

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

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How to use formal in a sentence?

  1. Vipin Narang:

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

  2. Stephen Vizinczey:

    Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.

  3. Fred Eno:

    There are no formal negotiations going on now between the current government and the insurgents for the release of the girls as such.

  4. Sarah Sanders:

    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.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    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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