noun see formal I

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  • formalness — noun a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention • Syn: ↑formality • Ant: ↑informality (for: ↑formality) • Derivationally rel …   Useful english dictionary

  • formal — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin formalis, from forma Date: 14th century 1. a. belonging to or constituting the form or essence of a thing < formal cause > b. relating to or involving the outward form, structure, relationships,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • formal — formal1 formalness, n. /fawr meuhl/, adj. 1. being in accordance with the usual requirements, customs, etc.; conventional: to pay one s formal respects. 2. marked by form or ceremony: a formal occasion. 3. designed for wear or use at occasions or …   Universalium

  • formality — I noun ceremonial rite, ceremoniousness, ceremony, convention, conventionality, correctness, custom, decorum, established mode, etiquette, formalness, observance of form, outward form, prescribed form, propriety, punctilio, rigidity, rigidness,… …   Law dictionary

  • formality — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. formalness (see formal); punctilio, convention, etiquette; due course, process, or form, red tape; mere formality, lip service. See conformity, affectation, fashion. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Propriety]… …   English dictionary for students

  • civility — n 1. courtesy, amenity, urbanity, comity, suavity, social graces, manners; social procedures, decorum, propriety, protocol. 2. courteousness, politeness, politesse, mannerliness, good behavior; respect, respectfulness, deference; dec orousness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • courtesy — n 1. mannerliness, politeness, politesse, civility, good manners, good behavior, courteousness; respect, respectfulness, deference; decorousness, prop erness, formality, formalness, ceremony, ceremonialism; correctness, tact, diplomacy;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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