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Synonyms for formality
fɔrˈmæl ɪ tifor·mal·i·ty

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. formality

    ceremony, parade, affectation, stateliness, punctiliousness, etiquette

Princeton's WordNet

  1. formality, formalitiesnoun

    a requirement of etiquette or custom

    "a mere formality"

    formalness, formalities


  2. formality, formalnessnoun

    a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies

    "the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention"

    formalness, formalities


  3. formalitynoun

    compliance with formal rules

    "courtroom formality"

    formalness, formalities


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. formalitynoun

    custom, established mode, settled method, rule of proceeding

  2. formalitynoun

    ceremony, conventionality, etiquette, mere form

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. formalitynoun

    ceremoniousness, precision, punctiliousness, ceremony, conventionality

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  1. List of paraphrases for "formality":

    formalism, technicality

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How to use formality in a sentence?

  1. David Grayson:

    Friendship is neither a formality nor a mode it is rather a life.

  2. President Juan Manuel Santos:

    When we finish the agenda points, that is to say, when everything is agreed, that is when we will send the texts to Congress and convene the plebiscite, that moment won't necessarily coincide with the signing of the accords. The signing is a formality, it can be done afterward.

  3. Ali Aslan:

    There aren't too many question marks over the case so it's more a formality.

  4. Kemal Ulusoy:

    What we are seeing is not democracy, an election is only held as a formality, to give him the appearance of legitimacy. He can still do what he wants.

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