"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.]
A conversation, occasion or meeting that is friendly, peaceful and fun.
We love to meet with our work friends in an informal manner so we can all get to know each other that does not involve our work roles.Submitted by MaryC on June 25, 2016
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Informal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3869
Rank popularity for the word 'Informal' in Adjectives Frequency: #525
The numerical value of Informal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Informal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Informal in a Sentence
The second informal meeting as such is significant given these ominous signals at bilateral, regional and global levels.
An informal complaint was made through command channels, and the commander has already assigned an investigating officer and the investigation is ongoing, the command is extremely sensitive to any allegations that involve equal opportunity or discrimination and will investigate every allegation.
I have offered the leaders an informal meeting of the 27 in the margins of the European Council summit, and I will also propose to the leaders that we start a wider reflection on the future of our Union.
This relates to participation in a large number of massacres during the 1994 genocide where the defendant had an informal role as a leader.
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
- غیر رسمیPersian
- familier, informelFrench
- 普段, 非公式, 褻, 日常, 口語, 内々Japanese
- непринуждённый, неофициальный, неформальныйRussian
- không chính thứcVietnamese
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