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  Words related to formal

Related / Similar Words: courtly, elegant, stately, conventional, schematic

 

Definition:
  • refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman";
  • 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";
  • (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";
  • logically deductive; "formal proof";
  • characteristic of or befitting a person in authority; "formal duties"; "an official banquet";
  • represented in simplified or symbolic form;

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    See Also: conventional, rhetorical

     

    Attributes: formality, formalness

     

     
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