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Being or of a social function characterized by formalwear
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  1. Being or of a social function characterized by formalwear
Arranged in, conforming to, or exhibiting some regular order; systematic
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  1. Arranged in, conforming to, or exhibiting some regular order; systematic
  2. Methodical or systematic.
  3. Given to keeping things neat or well-arranged:
Conforming strictly to rule or proper form:
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  1. Conforming strictly to rule or proper form:
  2. (Sciences) Of experimental results, consistent, clustered close together, agreeing with each other. This does not mean that they cluster near the true, correct, or accurate value.
  3. Distinct and correct in sound or meaning:
Ready; prepared:
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  1. Ready; prepared:
  2. Unwilling or very reluctant to change:
  3. Established deliberately; intentional:
(--- Med.) Affecting corresponding parts of the body simultaneously in the same way
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  1. (--- Med.) Affecting corresponding parts of the body simultaneously in the same way
  2. (--- Bot.) That can be divided into similar halves by a plane passing through the center; also, having the same number of parts in each whorl of leaves
  3. (--- Math., Logic) Designating an equation, relation, etc. whose terms can be interchanged without affecting its validity
(Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
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  1. (Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
  2. Kept in reserve; set apart for some purpose, person, etc.
  3. Designated as unavailable except for a certain purpose or user; kept in reserve:
Aloof or chilly:
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  1. Aloof or chilly:
  2. Coming from or going to a distance:
  3. Minimally similar:
Not moving or operating easily or freely; resistant:
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  1. Not moving or operating easily or freely; resistant:
  2. Having a strong, swift, steady force or movement:
  3. (Naut.) Not tending to lean or tilt to one side even in strong winds or when carrying much sail
Full of ceremony
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  1. Full of ceremony
  2. Characterized by conventional usages or formality; very polite
  3. In accord with prescribed or customary usage; rigidly formal.
Being firmly settled in habit; inveterate.
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  1. Being firmly settled in habit; inveterate.
  2. Firmly established, as in a habit or condition; habitual
  3. Having received the rite of confirmation.
In a manner emphasizing one's point of view.
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  1. In a manner emphasizing one's point of view.
  2. Indicated either as being positive or negative, as a number or angle, or as having an assigned direction, as a segment or vector
  3. (Graph theory) Having the properties of a directed graph.
Established, sanctioned, or recognized by the law:
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  1. Established, sanctioned, or recognized by the law:
Complete and thorough
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  1. Complete and thorough
  2. Characterized by exhaustive thoroughness:
  3. Of, appropriate for, or requiring full dress; formal:
Very formal; usually requiring a tailcoat for men.
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  1. Very formal; usually requiring a tailcoat for men.
Formal or elegant in style:
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  1. Formal or elegant in style:
  2. Requiring or characterized by formal dress:
  3. Given to wearing formal or expensive clothes:
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  1. Wearing a costume.
  2. Wearing formal (dress) clothes.
In accord with prescribed or customary usage; rigidly formal.
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  1. In accord with prescribed or customary usage; rigidly formal.
  2. Characterized by conventional usages or formality; very polite
  3. Strictly observant of or devoted to ceremony, ritual, or etiquette; punctilious:
(--- Biology) Living together in organized groups or similar close aggregates:
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  1. (--- Biology) Living together in organized groups or similar close aggregates:
  2. Inclined to seek out or enjoy the company of others; sociable:
  3. Intended for convivial activities:
Excessively formal or proper
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  1. Excessively formal or proper
  2. In accord with prescribed or customary usage; rigidly formal.
  3. Characterized by conventional usages or formality; very polite
Unimaginative; conformist:
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  1. Unimaginative; conformist:
  2. Based on or in accordance with general agreement, use, or practice; customary:
  3. Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy:
Flattering, esp. in an obsequious way
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  1. Flattering, esp. in an obsequious way
  2. Elegant; refined:
  3. Suitable for a royal court; stately:
Very careful about every detail of behavior, ceremony, etc.
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  1. Very careful about every detail of behavior, ceremony, etc.
  2. Strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct.
  3. Strictly attentive to detail; meticulous or fastidious, particularly to codes or conventions.
Of, relating to, or used in a ceremony; ritual or formal.
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  1. Of, relating to, or used in a ceremony; ritual or formal.
  2. (Archaic) Observant of forms; ceremonious.
  3. Of, for, or consisting of ceremony; ritual; formal
In accord with prescribed or customary usage; rigidly formal.
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  1. In accord with prescribed or customary usage; rigidly formal.
  2. Strictly observant of or devoted to ceremony, ritual, or etiquette; punctilious:
  3. Ceremonial
Of or pertaining to liturgy in general or to the liturgy of a particular church or religion
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  1. Of or pertaining to liturgy in general or to the liturgy of a particular church or religion
  2. Of, relating to, or in accordance with liturgy:
  3. Pertaining to liturgy.
Of, having the nature of, or done as a rite or rites
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  1. Of, having the nature of, or done as a rite or rites
  2. Being part of an established routine:
  3. Associated with or performed according to a rite or ritual:
In the manner of a ritual.
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  1. In the manner of a ritual.
  2. Relating to ritual or ritualism.
  3. Advocating or practicing ritual.
Given to wearing formal or expensive clothes:
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  1. Given to wearing formal or expensive clothes:
  2. Formal or elegant in style:
  3. Requiring or characterized by formal dress:
Complete in every respect:
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  1. Complete in every respect:
  2. Complete and thorough
  3. Of or requiring full dress; formal
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