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for·mal

 (fôr′məl)
adj.
1.
a. Relating to or involving outward form or structure, often in contrast to content or meaning.
b. Being or relating to essential form or constitution: a formal principle.
2. Following or being in accord with accepted or prescribed forms, conventions, or regulations: had little formal education; went to a formal party.
3.
a. Characterized by strict or meticulous observation of forms; methodical: very formal in their business transactions.
b. Stiffly ceremonious: a formal greeting.
4. Characterized by technical or polysyllabic vocabulary, complex sentence structure, and explicit transitions; not colloquial or informal: formal discourse.
5. Having the outward appearance but lacking in substance: a formal requirement that is usually ignored.
n.
Something, such as a gown or social affair, that is formal in nature.

[Middle English, from Latin fōrmālis, from fōrma, shape.]

for′mal·ly adv.
for′mal·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.formally - with official authorization; "the club will be formally recognized"
2.formally - in a formal manner; "he was dressed rather formally"
informally - without formality; "he visited us informally"
Translations
رَسْميّا
formálně
formeltkorrektstift
formailagszabályszerûen
reglulega
uradno

formally

[ˈfɔːməlɪ] ADV (gen) → formalmente; (= officially) → oficialmente; (= ceremoniously) → con mucha ceremonia; [dress etc] → de etiqueta; (= stiffly) → con formalidad

formally

[ˈfɔːrməli] adv
[announce] → officiellement
to be formally invited → être officiellement invité
[speak, address] → solennellement; [agree] → formellement; [dress] → de façon conventionnelle

formally

adv
speak, behave, dressformell, förmlich; (= officially) announce, agree, open, approveformell, offiziell; apologizein aller Form; formally courteousförmlich und höflich; formally dressedformell gekleidet; the pact still exists - at least formallyder Pakt besteht immer noch - zumindest der Form nach; formally charged (Jur) → offiziell angeklagt; formally bindingoffiziell verbindlich
(in design) → regelmäßig; formally laid-out gardensformal angelegte Gartenanlagen; the chairs were formally arranged in rowsdie Stühle waren streng in Reihen angeordnet
(= academically) teach, trainoffiziell; (in an educational establishment) → in einer Bildungsanstalt; to teach something formallyetw wissenschaftlich unterrichten; he is formally traineder hat eine ordentliche Ausbildung

formally

[ˈfɔːməlɪ] adv (see adj) → in modo formale, ufficialmente
formally dressed → in abito da cerimonia
to be formally invited → ricevere un invito ufficiale

formal

(ˈfoːməl) adjective
1. done etc according to a fixed and accepted way. a formal letter.
2. suitable or correct for occasions when things are done according to a fixed and accepted way. You must wear formal dress.
3. (of behaviour, attitude etc) not relaxed and friendly. formal behaviour.
4. (of language) exactly correct by grammatical etc rules but not conversational. Her English was very formal.
5. (of designs etc) precise and following a fixed pattern rather than occuring naturally. formal gardens.
ˈformally adverb
forˈmality (-ˈmӕ-) noun
1. something which is done for appearance but has little meaning. The chairman's speech was only a formality.
2. unrelaxed correctness of behaviour. His formality made him appear unfriendly.
References in classic literature ?
In this situation the articles were formally agreed to, and signed; and the Indians told us it was customary with them, on such occasions, for two Indians to shake hands with every white-man in the treaty, as an evidence of entire friendship.
And with what quill did the Secretary of the Society for the Suppression of Cruelty to Ganders formally indite his circulars?
They march to the box of the city fathers, and formally salute.
These are perhaps all I could be expected to name for nothing; but there are other suggestions which I can and will make in case my proposed application shall result in my being formally employed by the government in the work of reforming the language.
That could not be--and I was formally dismissed from her favour and her house.
Unused as I was to strangers, it was rather a trial to appear thus formally summoned in Mr.
Heathcliff shunned meeting us at meals; yet he would not consent formally to exclude Hareton and Cathy.
You shall also read a letter in the handwriting of Miss Garth -- who will repeat to you personally every word she has written to me -- a letter formally denying that she was ever in Vauxhall Walk, and formally asserting that those moles on your wife's neck are marks peculiar to Miss Magdalen Vanstone, whom she has known from childhood.
Consequently, another drawer, and two porters, and several maids and the landlady, were all loitering by accident at various points of the road between the Concord and the coffee-room, when a gentleman of sixty, formally dressed in a brown suit of clothes, pretty well worn, but very well kept, with large square cuffs and large flaps to the pockets, passed along on his way to his breakfast.
She was brought into the parlour with many tokens of welcome, and there formally recognized my mother as a new and near relation.
Pumblechook, who formally received me as if he were the Sheriff, and who let off upon me the speech that I knew he had been dying to make all along: "Boy, be for ever grateful to all friends, but especially unto them which brought you up by hand
Then Nancy was formally introduced to her aunt's visitors, the Miss Gunns, as being the daughters of a mother known to their mother, though now for the first time induced to make a journey into these parts; and these ladies were so taken by surprise at finding such a lovely face and figure in an out-of-the-way country place, that they began to feel some curiosity about the dress she would put on when she took off her joseph.