Definition of Formality in English :

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Formality meaning in English

Meaning of Formality in English

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see synonyms of formality


1. formalities, formality

a requirement of etiquette or custom

Example Sentences:
'a mere formality'

2. formality, formalness

a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies

Example Sentences:
'the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention'

3. formality

compliance with formal rules

Example Sentences:
'courtroom formality'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of formality
noun plural -ties
a requirement of rule, custom, etiquette, etc
the condition or quality of being formal or conventional
strict or excessive observance of form, ceremony, etc
an established, proper, or conventional method, act, or procedure

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see synonyms of formality
the quality or state of being formal
; specif.,
a following or observing of prescribed customs, rules, ceremonies, etc.; propriety
careful or too careful attention to order, regularity, precision, or conventionality; stiffness
2. Word forms: plural forˈmalities
a formal or conventional act or requirement; ceremony or form, often without practical meaning

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see synonyms of formality
n. pl. for·mal·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being formal.
2. Rigorous or ceremonious adherence to established forms, rules, or customs.
3. An established form, rule, or custom, especially one followed merely for the sake of procedure or decorum.

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