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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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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.
BOOZED-UP teenagers partying at rogue formals are set to get some unexpected gatecrashers.
In a cop crackdown on underage drinkers, police in Fermanagh and Tyrone have started paying visits to hotels hosting teenage formals.
But these rogue formals are usually organised by the teenagers with no permission from their school and with their parents being duped into thinking their kids are attending a formal organised by teachers.
With at least a dozen of these type of renegade formals being run up to Christmas, the police will continue their clampdown, promised Chief Inspector Graham Dodds.
In a clever ploy to get access to a hotel bar, pupils are booking local venues and billing their party as a school formal so management agrees to the booking.
We pointed out that the problem which both formals and informals had to face was not a "class struggle" but rather how to handle the intrusion of the government in the activities of all businessmen in Peru.
When The Other Path was published, it became clear that, in Peru, there were two economies, one formal and one informal.
The informal economy is much closer than the formal to what we call a market economy.
One main reason why the informal sector has not become formal is that from Indonesia to Brazil, 90 percent of the informal lands are not titled and registered.
Tuxedo America members have annual sales of $160 million and over 300 locations, including: Al's Formal Wear in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas; Ascot Tuxedos in New Mexico and Texas; Derks Formals in Alberta and British Columbia; Friar Tux Shop in California; Mister Neat's Formalwear in Colorado and Wyoming; Mr.