Similar Words
fformal, foormal, forma, formaal, formall, formmal, fornal, forrmal, ormal, phormal

Formal — synonyms, formal antonyms, definition

1. formal (a)

86 synonyms
accurate affected aloof aristocratic artificial austere awkward befitting business-like categorical ceremonial ceremonious chill clumsy cold conforming conformist constrained conventional correct • • •

2. formal (Adjective)

2 synonyms
courtly schematic
1 antonym
6 definitions

formal (Adjective) — Being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress). ex. "pay one's formal respects" ex. "formal dress" ex. "a formal ball" ex. "the requirement was only formal and often ignored" ex. "a formal education"

formal (Adjective) — Characteristic of or befitting a person in authority. ex. "formal duties"

formal (Adjective) — (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms. ex. "the paper was written in formal English"

formal (Adjective) — (fine arts) represented in simplified or symbolic form.

formal (Adjective) — Logically deductive. ex. "formal proof"

formal (Adjective) — Refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court. ex. "a formal gentleman"

2 see also
formality formalness

3. formal (Noun)

4 synonyms
ball dinner dress dinner gown evening gown
2 definitions

formal (Noun) — A lavish dance requiring formal attire.

formal (Noun) — A gown for evening wear.

6 types of
dance evening clothes evening dress eveningwear formalwear gown
7 types
cotilion cotillion fancy-dress ball masked ball masquerade ball prom promenade