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in·for·mal·i·ty

 (ĭn′fôr-măl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. in·for·mal·i·ties
1. The state or quality of being informal.
2. An informal act.

informality

(ˌɪnfɔːˈmælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the condition or quality of being informal
2. an informal act

in•for•mal•i•ty

(ˌɪn fɔrˈmæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state of being informal; absence of formality.
2. an informal act.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.informality - a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving
casualness, familiarity - a casual manner
unceremoniousness - an unceremonial manner
formalness, formality - a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies; "the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention"
2.informality - freedom from constraint or embarrassment; "I am never at ease with strangers"
naturalness - the quality of being natural or based on natural principles; "he accepted the naturalness of death"; "the spontaneous naturalness of his manner"

informality

noun familiarity, naturalness, casualness, ease, relaxation, simplicity, lack of ceremony He was overwhelmed by their cheerfulness and friendly informality.

informality

noun
Freedom from constraint, formality, embarrassment, or awkwardness:
Translations
عَدَم تَمَسُّك بالرَّسميات
neformálnost
afslappethedtvangfrihed
fesztelenségközvetlenség
óformlegheit
neformálnosť
teklifsizlik

informality

[ˌɪnfɔːˈmælɪtɪ] Ninformalidad f, falta f de ceremonia

informality

[ɪnfɔːrˈmælɪti] n
(= relaxed nature) [person, manner] → décontraction f; [occasion, meal] → caractère m informel
(= unofficial nature) [announcement, visit, agreement] → caractère m non officiel

informality

n
(esp Pol: = unofficial nature) (of meeting, talks)nicht formeller or förmlicher Charakter; (of visit, arrangement)inoffizieller Charakter
(= simplicity, lack of ceremony) (of meeting, party, conversation, atmosphere)Zwanglosigkeit f, → Ungezwungenheit f; (of manner, tone also)legere Art; (of language, speech)informeller Charakter or Ton; (of restaurant)Gemütlichkeit f

informality

[ˌɪnfɔːˈmælɪtɪ] n (of person, manner) → semplicità; (of tone) → mancanza di formalità; (of language, style) → tono colloquiale; (of occasion) → tono familiare; (of meeting, negotiations, announcement) → carattere m non ufficiale

informal

(inˈfoːml) adjective
1. not formal or official; friendly and relaxed. The two prime ministers will meet for informal discussions today; Will the party be formal or informal?; friendly, informal manners.
2. (of speech or vocabulary) used in conversation but not usually when writing formally, speaking in public etc. `Won't' and `can't' are informal forms of `will not' and `cannot'.
ˌinforˈmality (-ˈmӕ-) noun
inˈformally adverb
References in classic literature ?
"There was just such an informality in the terms of the bequest as to give me no hope from law.
{as the court was = the Royal Court of King Louis Philippe prided itself on its simplicity and informality; garcons, bourgeois = waiters, neighbors; salon = living room}
"I am sure, sir, I should never mistake informality for insolence: one I rather like, the other nothing free-born would submit to, even for a salary."
A charming informality was one of the characteristics of this celebration.
Goodness only knew how that absurdly whiskered mate would "account" for my conduct, and what the whole ship thought of that informality of their new captain.
It seems that there had been some informality about their license, that the clergyman absolutely refused to marry them without a witness of some sort, and that my lucky appearance saved the bridegroom from having to sally out into the streets in search of a best man.
So you will understand the sudden apparition that surprised rather than delighted the quiet informality of Dymchurch sands.
My colleagues around the country grumble about students' sloppy emails and blithe informality.
But the well-intentioned should realize the tremendous punishment that informality represents to the workers in the long term because, as shown by the statistics, those people will never leave the backward situation of poverty and low productivity.
However, Hansl noted that 'unemployment remains high among 15-to 24-year-olds, many of whom are entering the job market for the first time' while 'the country's 18-percent underemployment level has remained broadly unchanged over the last 10 years, reflecting the prevalence of informality and related job-quality concerns.'
One prominent feature of the Mexican economy as compared with China's is much more extensive employment informality and smaller average firm size (Dougherty, 2015; OECD, 2015a, 2015b).

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