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Adjective
Characterized by conventional forms of ceremony and behavior
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“The traditional tunic is still worn on formal occasions by senior officers.”
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Poised or dignified in style, tone, or form
“He had a distinctly formal manner of speaking that sounded almost old-fashioned.”
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(of a person) Strictly conventional in one's manner or behavior
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“But he was obsessively formal and had about as much liveliness as a salted cod.”
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Of or denoting a style of writing or speaking characterized by more elaborate or technical grammatical structures
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“The letters are interesting to modern readers for their content and the formal style of writing.”
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Having a conventionally recognized form, structure, or set of rules
“Some graphic artists are able to find employment despite their lack of any formal education.”
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Officially sanctioned or recognized
“The bank stated that all loans were sanctioned via formal written documentation.”
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Being, or existing as, something in name only
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“He was the formal head of the company despite having a largely hands-off approach.”
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Relating to, or requiring the wearing of, elegant dress
“This will be a formal dinner, so please dress accordingly.”
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Showing great attention to detail or correct behavior
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Marked by charm, confidence and elegance
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Excessively prim and proper
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Vehement or impassioned in expression, sometimes pretentiously so
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Of or appropriate to high or respectable society
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Dull, routine, and uniform
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Suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances
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Pertaining to points, lines, angels and figures used in geometry
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Boring or severely lacking in interest
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Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
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Well-defined
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Trendy or fashionable
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Pomp and ceremony associated with the monarchy or high levels of government
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Characterized by deep sincerity
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Very fine in quality or luxurious
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Noun
A social gathering at which people dance
“He nervously asked her to be his date at the school formal.”
Noun
Formal dress
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