HyperDic: informal

English > 4 senses of the word informal:
ADJECTIVEallinformalnot formal
allinformal, loosenot officially recognized or controlled
allinformalused of spoken and written language
allinformal, cozy, intimatehaving or fostering a warm / warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
informal > pronunciation
Soundsihnfao'rmahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > informal: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot formal.
Examples
  • "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"
  • "an informal free-and-easy manner"
  • "an informal gathering of friends"
Attribute offormality, formalnessA manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
Narrowercasual, everyday, dailyAppropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
folksyVery informal and familiar
free-and-easy, casualNatural and unstudied
unceremonious, unceremonialWithout ceremony or formality
See alsoinformalUsed of spoken and written language
OppositeformalIn accord / accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
Spanishinformal
Catalaninformal
Nounsinformalityfreedom from constraint or embarrassment
Adverbsinformallywithout formality
English > informal: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot officially recognized or controlled.
Example"an informal agreement"
Synonymloose
Broaderunofficialnot having official authority or sanction
Spanishinformal
Catalaninformal
English > informal: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningUsed of spoken and written language.
Attribute offormality, formalnessA manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
Narrowercolloquial, conversationalcharacteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
common, vernacular, vulgarBeing or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
epistolary, epistolatoryWritten in the form of or carried on by letters or correspondence
slangyconstituting or expressed in slang or given to the use of slang
subliterarynot written as or intended to be literature
unliterary, nonliterarymarked by lack of affectation or pedantry
See alsoinformalnot formal
unrhetoricalnot rhetorical
Oppositeformal(of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms
Spanishinformal
Catalaninformal
Adverbsinformallywith the use of colloquial expressions
English > informal: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving or fostering a warm / warm or friendly and informal atmosphere.
Example "a relaxed informal manner"
Synonymscozy, intimate
Broaderfriendlycharacteristic of or befitting a friend
Nounsinformalitya manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously

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