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formal

for·mal

formal

 
pronunciation:
for ml
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: following accepted rules or standards of behavior; legal; official.
He made a formal request for parental leave to his supervisor.A lease is a formal document.
synonyms:
official, proper
similar words:
legal, regular, standard, strict
definition 2: following special rules or tradition.
Their parents want them to have a formal wedding.
 
antonyms:
casual, informal
definition 3: proper and serious, not relaxed and easy.
You need to use more formal language in a job interview.
similar words:
conservative, proper
derivations: formally (adv.), formality (n.)
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