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formal

Overview of noun formal


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1. ball, formal -- (a lavish dance requiring formal attire)

2. dinner dress, dinner gown, formal, evening gown -- (a gown for evening wear)


Overview of adj formal

1. formal -- (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")

2. formal -- (characteristic of or befitting a person in authority; "formal duties"; "an official banquet")

3. formal -- ((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")

4. conventional, formal, schematic -- (represented in simplified or symbolic form)

5. formal -- (logically deductive; "formal proof")

6. courtly, formal, stately -- (refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman")



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