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Synonyms for informal
ɪnˈfɔr məl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. informaladjective

    not formal

    "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"

    cozy, loose, intimate

    black-tie, semiformal, buckram, formal, titular, literary, ceremonial, pro forma, dress, full-dress, semi-formal, official, starchy, ceremonious, prescribed, unfriendly, nominal, conventional, perfunctory, white-tie, positive, form-only(a), stiff

  2. informal, looseadjective

    not officially recognized or controlled

    "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"

    idle, loose, sluttish, easy, wanton, cozy, escaped, liberal, free, open, lax, intimate, unaffixed, on the loose(p), light, slack, promiscuous, at large(p)

    positive, semiformal, buckram, full-dress, ceremonious, starchy, form-only(a), formal, white-tie, titular, unfriendly, conventional, semi-formal, literary, ceremonial, dress, prescribed, perfunctory, official, black-tie, nominal, stiff, pro forma

  3. informaladjective

    used of spoken and written language

    cozy, loose, intimate

    form-only(a), ceremonial, official, pro forma, buckram, unfriendly, conventional, prescribed, stiff, dress, formal, white-tie, semiformal, literary, nominal, ceremonious, starchy, full-dress, positive, perfunctory, black-tie, titular, semi-formal

  4. cozy, intimate, informaladjective

    having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere

    "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"

    internal, familiar, knowledgeable, cozy, loose, intimate, versed, cosy, sexual, inner, snug

    conventional, black-tie, starchy, buckram, nominal, pro forma, formal, official, perfunctory, semiformal, ceremonial, positive, unfriendly, ceremonious, form-only(a), white-tie, literary, titular, full-dress, prescribed, stiff, dress, semi-formal

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. informaladjective

    irregular, out of the usual course, not according to the prescribed form

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. informaladjective

    unceremonious, unconventional, easy, natural, unconstrained

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  1. Larry Kudlow:

    It's not that we're not talking. We are. It's just informal at this stage.

  2. Indira Gartenberg:

    These are the most invisible of informal workers, their situation is worse than a sweatshop, because at least in the sweatshop they don't have to pay for electricity and water and rent and they get paid regularly.

  3. Hoda Kamel:

    There is no fair labor law, no free union law, and there is no change in economic policies, factories are shutting down and there are fewer jobs while the informal sector is gigantic ... When the revolution happened, people thought they will get their rights. But policies remained the same.

  4. Jeffrey Pool:

    There have been informal, working-level discussions of potential locations and next steps, but no final decisions have been made nor are there any plans to begin implementing the EDCA until the Supreme Court completes its review.

  5. Valentina Meliciani:

    Government interventions worked in the formal sector but less so with informal sector workers, the problem is that it is very difficult to catch these people because they do not show up at all in National Statistics.

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