Thesaurus

formality


formality

noun

Definition of FORMALITY

1
an act or utterance that is a customary show of good manners <bowing to your guest is a formality you don't need to perform for me>
2
an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules <churchgoers loved the formalities of a traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service>

February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears