Definitions for informalɪnˈfɔr məl
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"conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
not officially recognized or controlled
"an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
used of spoken and written language
cozy, intimate, informal(adj)
having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
"had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
Not formal or ceremonious; casual.
an informal get-together
Not in accord with the usual regulations; unofficial.
an informal agreement
Suited for everyday use.
Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.
Not organized; not structured or planned.
not in the regular, usual, or established form; not according to official, conventional, prescribed, or customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without ceremony; as, an informal writting, proceeding, or visit
deranged in mind; out of one's senses
Origin: [Pref. in- not + formal.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3869
Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Adjectives Frequency: #525
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Saudi Arabia will never solve the problem of informal work until it fixes its labor system to root out long-term systemic abuses.
There is an informal way (to amend the constitution) in which we have to enact a special law to temporarily suspend the provision in 59 (f). This law can be enacted by 51 percent of votes at the Union Parliament.
Asylum is the trump card of immigration, credible fear was an informal procedure intended to keep people out, what’s its doing now is letting people in. People have learned the right words and phrases whether true or not.
There have been informal, working-level discussions of potential locations and next steps, but no final decisions have been made nor are there any plans to begin implementing the EDCA until the Supreme Court completes its review.
They offer a rare glimpse into the informal or private world of medieval monks, personally, I love the thumbprint, which was left by a careless scribe who spilled ink on his work. It seems so fresh and human, yet it happened 700 years ago.
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Translations for informal
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- غير رسميArabic
- informalCatalan, Valencian
- zwanglos, unförmlich, informell, inoffiziellGerman
- ανεπίσημος, φιλικόςGreek
- familiar, informalSpanish
- familier, informelFrench
- 普段, 非公式, 褻, 日常, 口語, 内々Japanese
- непринуждённый, неофициальный, неформальныйRussian
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