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in·for·mal

informal

 
 
pronunciation:
In for ml
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not formal or ceremonious; casual.
The informal manner in which she spoke to the boss annoyed some of her co-workers.Try not to be too informal with the job interviewer because it might not make a good impression.It was such an informal wedding that most people were wearing jeans and T-shirts.
synonyms:
casual, unceremonious
antonyms:
ceremonial, formal, staid, stiff
similar words:
candid, down-home, everyday, natural, offhand, plain, simple, unassuming, unpretentious
definition 2: not according to regulations or prescribed standards or forms; unofficial.
We haven't drawn up any contract; we just operate according to an informal agreement with each other.
synonyms:
unofficial
antonyms:
formal
similar words:
irregular, off the cuff, unconventional, uncustomary
definition 3: of language, characteristic of or appropriate to everyday conversation or casual writing.
The students use more informal language with their friends than with their professors."Hi all!" is an informal greeting addressed to a group of people.
synonyms:
colloquial
similar words:
common, everyday, familiar, slangy, vernacular
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