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Synonyms for formal

Synonyms for formal

fond of or given to ceremony

of or characterized by ceremony

requiring elegant clothes and fine manners

Synonyms for formal

a lavish dance requiring formal attire

being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

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characteristic of or befitting a person in authority

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(of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms

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represented in simplified or symbolic form

logically deductive

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refined or imposing in manner or appearance

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Germaine suddenly varied his formal inquiry in receiving the new guest.
It was more immediately important to lead him into doing this than to insist on rights and privileges of the purely formal sort.
The formal objections of the lawyers were registered once more.
Religion, we should add, was for him, as for so many men of the world, a somewhat secondary and formal thing.
Even in his art Chaucer's lack of the highest will-power produced one rather conspicuous formal weakness; of his numerous long poems he really finished scarcely one.
I come now to the purely formal definition of the truth or falsehood of a belief.
The purely formal definition of truth and falsehood offers little difficulty.
The same proposition, if it were false, would have a less simple formal relation to its objective.
In spite of these complications, the general nature of the formal correspondence which makes truth is clear from our instances.
I do not believe that the above formal theory is untrue, but I do believe that it is inadequate.
Having disposed of this temperate refreshment, she arose from her stool, tied her papers into a formal packet with red tape, and taking them under her arm, marched out of the office.
Having, as it were, taken formal possession of his clerkship in virtue of these proceedings, he opened the window and leaned negligently out of it until a beer-boy happened to pass, whom he commanded to set down his tray and to serve him with a pint of mild porter, which he drank upon the spot and promptly paid for, with the view of breaking ground for a system of future credit and opening a correspondence tending thereto, without loss of time.
It is every girl's dream to look stunning at a special event such as a formal or prom night.
Jasper Design Automation is a market and technology leader in the fast-growing formal analysis sector, providing multiple verification solutions (Verification Apps) built on the JasperGold platform.
Pako Lorente, men's formal wear brand, recently opened their newest online branch in the UK, making their formal shirts more readily available to the people of the United Kingdom.
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