informal

See also: informál

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From in- +‎ formal.

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AdjectiveEdit

informal (comparative more informal, superlative most informal)

  1. Not formal or ceremonious.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 3, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.
    • 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 4:
      Students and faculty members lunch at the cafeteria and naturally communicate freely with one another in a relaxed and informal setting.
    an informal get-together
  2. Not in accord with the usual regulations.
    an informal agreement
  3. Suited for everyday use.
    informal clothes
  4. (of language) Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.
  5. (horticulture) Not organized; not structured or planned.

SynonymsEdit

  • (not formal or ceremonious): casual
  • (not in accord with the usual regulations): unofficial
  • (suited for everyday use): casual
  • (language: reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage): colloquial

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

in- +‎ formal

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informal (masculine and feminine plural informals)

  1. informal

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GalicianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

informal m or f (plural informais)

  1. informal

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PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

informal m or f (plural informais, comparable)

  1. informal (not formal or ceremonious)

Further readingEdit

  • informal” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English informal or French informel.

AdjectiveEdit

informal m or n (feminine singular informală, masculine plural informali, feminine and neuter plural informale)

  1. informal

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /infoɾˈmal/, [ĩɱ.foɾˈmal]

AdjectiveEdit

informal (plural informales)

  1. informal
    Antonym: formal

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