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Synonyms for formal

Synonyms for (noun) formal

Synonyms: dinner dress, dinner gown, evening gown, formal Definition: a gown for evening wear

Similar words: formalwear, evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear Definition: attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening

Similar words: gown Definition: a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions

Synonyms: formal, ball Definition: a lavish dance requiring formal attire

Similar words: dance Definition: a party for social dancing

Synonyms for (adjective) formal

Synonyms: courtly, stately, formal Definition: refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court Usage: a courtly gentleman

Similar words: dignified Definition: having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance Usage: her dignified demeanor; the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman

Synonyms: formal Definition: being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress) Usage: pay one's formal respects; formal dress; a formal ball; the requirement was only formal and often ignored; a formal education

Similar words: ceremonial Definition: marked by pomp or ceremony or formality Usage: a ceremonial occasion; ceremonial garb

Similar words: ceremonious, conventional Definition: rigidly formal or bound by convention Usage: their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt

Similar words: dress, full-dress Definition: (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes Usage: a dress dinner; a full-dress ceremony

Similar words: form-only Definition: being a matter of form only; lacking substance Usage: a form-only requirement that is usually ignored

Similar words: full-dress, dress Definition: suitable for formal occasions Usage: formal wear; a full-dress uniform; dress shoes

Similar words: titular, nominal Definition: existing in name only Usage: the nominal (or titular) head of his party

Similar words: prescribed, positive Definition: formally laid down or imposed Usage: positive laws

Similar words: pro forma, perfunctory Definition: as a formality only Usage: a one-candidate pro forma election

Similar words: semi-formal, semiformal, black-tie Definition: moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket Usage: he wore semiformal attire; a black-tie dinner

Similar words: buckram, starchy, stiff Definition: rigidly formal Usage: a starchy manner; the letter was stiff and formal; his prose has a buckram quality

Similar words: white-tie Definition: requiring white ties and tailcoats for men Usage: a white-tie occasion

Synonyms: formal Definition: (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms Usage: the paper was written in formal English

Similar words: literary Definition: appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing Usage: when trying to impress someone she spoke in an affected literary style

Synonyms: formal Definition: logically deductive Usage: formal proof

Similar words: logical Definition: capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning Usage: a logical mind

Synonyms: formal Definition: characteristic of or befitting a person in authority Usage: formal duties; an official banquet

Similar words: official Definition: having official authority or sanction Usage: official permission; an official representative

Synonyms: schematic, formal, conventional Definition: represented in simplified or symbolic form

Similar words: nonrepresentational Definition: of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature