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Definitions and Synonyms of formalness | Another word for formalness | What is formalness?

Definition 1: a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where formalness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention

Synonyms for formalness in the sense of this definition

(formalness is a kind of ...) a way of acting or behaving

(... is a kind of formalness ) a ceremonial manner

(... is a kind of formalness ) an elaborate manner of doing something

"she served coffee with great stateliness"

(... are attributes of formalness) being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

"pay one's formal respects" "formal dress" "a formal ball" "the requirement was only formal and often ignored" "a formal education"

(... are attributes of formalness) not formal

"conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress" "an informal free-and-easy manner" "an informal gathering of friends"

(... are attributes of formalness) (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms

"the paper was written in formal English"

(... are attributes of formalness) used of spoken and written language

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