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Meaning of INFORMAL

Pronunciation:  in'formul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
  2. [adj]  used of spoken and written language
  3. [adj]  having or fostering a warm or friendly atmosphere; especially through smallness and informality; "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
  4. [adj]  not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"

INFORMAL is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: casual, colloquial, common, conversational, cozy, epistolary, epistolatory, everyday, folksy, free-and-easy, friendly, intimate, loose, nonliterary, slangy, subliterary, unceremonial, unceremonious, unliterary, unofficial, vernacular, vulgar
 Antonyms: formal
 See Also: informal, unrhetorical



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*form"al\, a. [Pref. in- not + formal.]
1. Not in the regular, usual, or established form; not
   according to official, conventional, prescribed, or
   customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without
   ceremony; as, an informal writting, proceeding, or visit.

2. Deranged in mind; out of one's senses. [Obs.]

         These poor informal women.            --Shak.

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