HyperDic: formality

English > 3 senses of the word formality:
NOUNeventformality, formalitiesa requirement of etiquette or custom
attributeformality, formalnessa manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
actformalitycompliance with formal rules
formality > pronunciation
Soundsfaormae'lahtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > formality: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA requirement of etiquette or custom.
Example"a mere formality"
Synonymformalities
Broaderceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observanceA formal event performed on a special occasion
Spanishformalidades, formalidad
Catalanformalitat, formalitats
Adjectivesformalcharacteristic of or befitting a person in authority
English > formality: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies.
Example"the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention"
Synonymformalness
AttributesformalIn accord / accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
formal(of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms
informalnot formal
informalUsed of spoken and written language
NarrowerceremoniousnessA ceremonial manner
statelinessAn elaborate manner of doing something
Broadermanner, personal mannerA way of acting or behaving
OppositeinformalityA manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
Spanishetiqueta, formalidad
Catalanformalitat
English > formality: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningcompliance with formal rules.
Example"courtroom formality"
Broaderconformity, conformation, compliance, abidanceActing according to certain accepted standards
Usagebanausic(formal) ordinary and not refined
herald, trumpeter(formal) a person who announces important news
hereby, herewith(formal) by means of this
person of color, person of colour(formal) any non-European non-white person
slough of despond(formal) extreme / extreme depression
therein, in this, in that(formal) in or into that thing or place
Spanishformalidad
Catalanformalitat
Adjectivesformalbeing in accord / accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

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