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Synonyms for formalˈfɔr 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, formal, 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, formal, 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)

    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

    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

    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, formal, 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

    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

    Synonyms:
    baronial, noble, conventional, stately, schematic, imposing, formal, 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

    Antonyms:
    informal

  5. formal(adjective)

    ceremonial

    Antonyms:
    informal

  6. formal(adjective)

    Organized; well-structured and planned.

    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


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