Definitions for formally

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word formally

Princeton's WordNet

  1. formally, officially(adverb)

    with official authorization

    "the club will be formally recognized"

  2. formally(adverb)

    in a formal manner

    "he was dressed rather formally"


  1. formally(Adverb)

    In a formal manner.

    He dressed quite formally - too formally for the occasion.

  2. formally(Adverb)

    In accordance with official procedure.

    He formally filed a complaint, which involved much paperwork.

  3. formally(Adverb)

    In accordance with rigorous rules.

    He proved it formally but gave his students no intuitive feel for the matter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Formally(adverb)

    in a formal manner; essentially; characteristically; expressly; regularly; ceremoniously; precisely

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4346

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2909

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formally' in Adverbs Frequency: #280

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