Formal

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Definition

formal: conventional, serious, official; smart, black-tie
adjective

informal: casual, relaxed, unofficial
adjective
Pronunciation examples
UK: You look so smart in your formal suit!
US: I'd like you to come to my office for an informal chat.
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Examples

  • "Please consider this letter as a formal demand for payment, following prolonged lack of action on your part."
  • "I still haven't heard you make a formal offer, Miss Bliss."
  • "We like to keep things informal at Delavigne."
  • "Helpful hints: informal guideline to Delavigne Corp's customer service policy"
  • "Xavier never received a formal education, but he became a talented chemist and an accomplished perfumer."
  • "The school offers happy and informal language lessons in a pretty farmhouse called Dill Cottage."
  • "In the future, you should ask someone to proofread any application letters you may send out, and make your tone more formal."
  • "Meet me next to the coffee machine at 3pm tomorrow for an informal meeting so that we can come up with some party ideas!"
  • "Although he never received a formal education, Delavigne became a talented chemist and an accomplished perfumer through his hard work and dedication."

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