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formality

for·mal·i·ty

formality

 
pronunciation:
for mae lih ti
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: formalities
definition 1: compliance with rules and customs.
antonyms:
informality
definition 2: a proper, legal, or official convention.
similar words:
convention
definition 3: aloof or ceremonious behavior.
antonyms:
ease, informality
similar words:
dignity, reserve
definition 4: adherence to ceremonious custom or standards.
antonyms:
informality
similar words:
ceremony, dignity
definition 5: a requirement satisfied merely for the sake of form or custom.