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
formal(noun)being in accord with established forms
formal(adjective)relating to the form or structure of something
formal(adjective)Organized; well-structured and planned.
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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
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