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Noun
Strictly conventional behaviour
“He bowed to her, in the distant formality of the rich, and then laughed as his hand caught on his sword, spoiling the movement.”
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Something done or happening as a matter of course and without question
“The matter was only a formality for the members at the UDC as they are fully refunded by the Department of the Environment.”
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Polite remarks used in formal conversation
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A thing that is done simply to comply with convention, regulations, or custom
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“The will was read, but it was a formality.”
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Pomposity
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Something said or done as a matter of form
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The quality of being uncommunicative
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The property of being seemly, appropriateness of conduct or behavior
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The state of being austere
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Regularity, restraint
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Loophole; minor detail
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Strait-lacedness
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Behavior that conforms to accepted standards of respectability and good breeding
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A colourful show or display, as in a pageant
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The state of being frigid
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A fine or petty point of conduct or procedure
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A formal presentation of one person to another
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