informal ADJECTIVE 1) relaxed, friendly, or unofficial. 2) (of clothes) suitable for everyday wear; casual. 3) referring to the language of everyday speech and writing, rather than that used in official and formal contexts.
DERIVATIVES informality noun informally adverb.

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  • Informality — In for*mal i*ty, n.; pl. {Informalities}. 1. The state of being informal; lack of regular, prescribed, or customary form; as, the informality of legal proceedings. [1913 Webster] 2. An informal, unconventional, or unofficial act or proceeding;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • informality — noun absence of ceremony, affability, casualness, ease, easiness, easygoingness, extemporaneousness, familiarity, fellowship, flexibility, freedom, freedom from affectation, friendliness, inexactitude, inexactness, informalness, ingenuousness,… …   Law dictionary

  • informality — 1590s, from INFORMAL (Cf. informal) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • informality — [in΄fôr mal′ə tē] n. 1. the quality or state of being informal 2. pl. informalities an informal act …   English World dictionary

  • informality — noun see informal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • informality — /in fawr mal i tee/, n., pl. informalities for 2. 1. the state of being informal; absence of formality. 2. an informal act. [1590 1600; IN 3 + FORMALITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • informality — noun The condition of being informal …   Wiktionary

  • informality — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. casualness, familiarity, naturalness, affability, comfort, relaxation, warmth, friendliness, ease, lack of constraint, simplicity; see also comfort 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Freedom from constraint, formality,… …   English dictionary for students

  • informality — in·for·mal·i·ty || ‚ɪnfÉ”r mælÉ™tɪ / fɔː m n. absence of ceremony, lack of formality, casualness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • informality — n. 1. Irregularity, want of conformity to (the) prescribed rule. 2. Absence of ceremony, unconventionality, unceremoniousness. 3. Simplicity, naturalness, ease, familiarity …   New dictionary of synonyms

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