informal

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See also: informál

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informal (comparative more informal, superlative most informal)

  1. Not formal or ceremonious.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 3, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.
    an informal get-together
  2. Not in accord with the usual regulations.
    an informal agreement
  3. Suited for everyday use.
    informal clothes
  4. (of language) Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.
  5. (horticulture) Not organized; not structured or planned.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (not formal or ceremonious): casual
  • (not in accord with the usual regulations): unofficial
  • (suited for everyday use): casual
  • (language: reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage): colloquial

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Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ formal

Adjective[edit]

informal m, f (masculine and feminine plural informals)

  1. informal

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

informal m, f (plural informais; comparable)

  1. informal (not formal or ceremonious)

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

informal m, f (plural informales)

  1. informal

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