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English adjective: informal

1. informal not formal


SamplesConservative people unaccustomed to informal dress.
An informal free-and-easy manner.
An informal gathering of friends.


Similarcasual, casual, daily, everyday, folksy, free-and-easy, unceremonial, unceremonious


See alsoinformal


Attributeformality, formalness


Antonymsformal

2. informal not officially recognized or controlled


SamplesAn informal agreement.
A loose organization of the local farmers.


Synonymsloose


Similarunofficial


Antonymsofficial

3. informal used of spoken and written language


Similarcolloquial, common, conversational, epistolary, epistolatory, nonliterary, slangy, subliterary, unliterary, vernacular, vulgar


See alsoinformal, unrhetorical


Attributeformality, formalness


Antonymsformal

4. informal having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere


SamplesHad a cozy chat.
A relaxed informal manner.
An intimate cocktail lounge.
The small room was cozy and intimate.


Synonymscozy, intimate


Similarfriendly


Antonymsunfriendly









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