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informal

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adjective in·for·mal \(ˌ)in-ˈfȯr-məl\

Simple Definition of informal

  • : having a friendly and relaxed quality

  • : suited for ordinary use when you are relaxing

  • of language : relaxed in tone : not suited for serious or official speech and writing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of informal

  1. 1 :  marked by the absence of formality or ceremony <an informal meeting>

  2. 2 :  characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary, casual, or familiar use <informal clothes>

informality

play \-(ˌ)fȯr-ˈma-lə-tē, -fər-\ noun

informally

play \-ˈfȯr-mə-lē\ adverb

Examples of informal in a sentence

  1. We had an informal meeting over lunch.

  2. He has an informal manner that puts people at ease.

  3. He spoke to them in informal Spanish.

  4. The term is common in informal contexts.

  5. He took an informal poll among his coworkers.



1585

First Known Use of informal

1585


INFORMAL Defined for Kids

informal

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adjective in·for·mal \in-ˈfȯr-məl\

Definition of informal for Students

  1. 1 :  not requiring serious or formal behavior or dress <an informal party>

  2. 2 :  suitable for ordinary or everyday use <an informal dining area>

informally

adverb



Law Dictionary

informal

adjective in·for·mal

Legal Definition of informal

  1. :  marked by the absence of required forms or procedures or by the relaxation of prescribed rules <an informal hearing>





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