Formal synonyms

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Having all sides or faces equal. For example, a square is a regular polygon, and a cube is a regular polyhedron.
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Adhering or conforming to a method or system:
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Official
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Moderately formal; usually requiring a dinner jacket (tuxedo) for men.
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Affected refers to a pretentious and fake action or speech.
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Not in accord with the usual regulations; unofficial.
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Strictly defined; accurately stated; definite
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Fixed in one's opinion.
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(--- Med.) Affecting corresponding parts of the body simultaneously in the same way
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(Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
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Aloof or chilly:
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Firm, as in purpose; resolute:
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Characterized by rigid formality
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In a manner emphasizing one's point of view.
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In conformity with the principles of the law; permitted by law
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Complete and thorough
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Very formal; usually requiring a tailcoat for men.
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Requiring or characterized by formal dress:
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Wearing formal (dress) clothes.
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Interacting with other people and living in communities:
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In or requiring evening clothes
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In or requiring evening clothes
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In or requiring evening clothes
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Unimaginative; conformist:
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Having or showing good manners; esp., courteous, considerate, tactful, etc.
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Having received approval.
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The definition of legal is something connected to law or a government’s system of rules.
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Of or relating to studies that rely on reading and involve abstract thought rather than being primarily practical or technical.
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Involved or used in ceremonies:
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With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.
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Characterized by or showing decorum, propriety, good taste, etc.
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Characterized by such assertion, often with an unconsidered rejection of criticism:
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Of a religion, church etc.: formally recognized by a state as being official within that area.
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Fully and clearly expressed; leaving nothing implied:
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Rapid and having few or no stops or interruptions:
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Of superior grade; fine:
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Pertaining to liturgy.
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The definition of mechanical is something that relates to the skill or use of machinery or tools.
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In an organized manner; proceeding with regard to method; systematic.
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(Grammar) Of or relating to a noun or word group that functions as a noun.
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The definition of official is authorized, or is someone who holds a position of authority.
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Attached to or favoring methods, ideas, or customs of an earlier time:
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The definition of pedantic is someone who is very concerned with the details of a subject and tends to overly show off their knowledge.
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Emphasizing or observing the letter but not the spirit of religious law; self-righteous; sanctimonious
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Precise or proper to the point of affectation; excessively decorous.
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Specially adapted or suitable to a specific purpose or specific conditions; appropriate
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Relating to ritual or ritualism.
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Of or relating to school; academic
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Performed with full ceremony:
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Impressive and dignified, as in size or appearance; majestic:
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(Of a building) Supported by stilts.
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Represented according to some convention, rather than in a realistic or literal manner
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Working or done in a step-by-step manner; methodical:
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Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
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The quality of being academic; esp., formal or pedantic quality, spirit, etc.
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(Obsolete): The philosophy advocated by the Platonic Academy; Platonism, skepticism.
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A fondness for ceremony, especially in religion; ritualism.
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A conventional social gesture or act of courtesy:
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Conventional social usage
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A conventional act, idea, or practice.
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Etiquette is defined as the formal manners and rules that are followed in social or professional settings.
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Something said or done as a matter of form.
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An official worship service of the Christian church.
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The qualities, practices, etc. of a pedant; ostentatious display of knowledge, or an instance of this
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A set of rules governing the communication and the transfer of data between machines, as in a computer system
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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The act or process of ratifying, or the state of being ratified
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(Countable) A particular regular occurrence
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Observance, use, or study of ritual
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The quality of being ritual.
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Sanction is a penalty for wrongful action.
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Solemnity is a serious feeling or tone for a ceremony or occasion.
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The act of validating something.
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Unpremeditated or offhand:
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Not formal.
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Not official:
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(Law) Disturbing the public peace or decorum.
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Free from strain or tension.
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Marked by lack of affectation; unpretentious or sincere.
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The definition of normal is regular, natural or staying with the general standard.
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Commonly practiced, used, or encountered; usual.
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Characteristic of or appropriate to the spoken language or to writing that seeks the effect of speech; informal.
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Suitable for a royal court; stately:
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Related to a rite or repeated set of actions.
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Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
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Of, relating to, or in the form of a scheme or diagram.
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a gown for evening wear
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a gown for evening wear
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Another term for an evening dress, an elegant dress worn by women.
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Such an object moving, thrown, hit, or kicked in a particular manner:
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