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in·for·mal

 (ĭn-fôr′məl)
adj.
1. Not formal or ceremonious; casual: an informal gathering of friends; a relaxed, informal manner.
2. Not being in accord with prescribed regulations or forms; unofficial: an informal agreement.
3. Suited for everyday wear or use: informal clothes.
4. Characterized by nontechnical vocabulary, simple sentence structure, and relatively few explicit transitions, as typified by spoken language: informal discourse.

in·for′mal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.informally - without formality; "he visited us informally"
formally - in a formal manner; "he was dressed rather formally"
2.informally - with the use of colloquial expressions; "this building is colloquially referred to as The Barn"

informally

adverb
1. naturally, casually, normally, simply, genuinely, spontaneously, unpretentiously, unaffectedly She was always there, chatting informally to the children.
2. casually, comfortably, simply They dressed informally in shorts or faded jeans.
3. unofficially, privately, casually He began informally to handle my tax affairs for me.
Translations
بصورة غير رسميَّه
neobřadně
ceremónia nélkülfesztelenülnem előírásosan
óformlega
neformálne
neformalnoneuradnosproščeno
teklifsiz şekilde

informally

[ɪnˈfɔːməlɪ] ADV
1. (= without ceremony) [speak, greet, welcome] → de manera informal, sin ceremonias; [dress] → de manera informal; [write] → con un lenguaje informal, con un estilo familiar
2. (= unofficially) [meet, discuss, agree] → informalmente
I have been informally told thatme han dicho de manera informal or extraoficial que ...

informally

[ɪnˈfɔːrməli] adv
(in a relaxed manner) [talk] → à bâtons rompus; [dress] → décontracté
They were chatting informally together → Ils bavardaient à bâtons rompus.
He was informally dressed in a blue shirt open at the neck → Il était habillé décontracté dans une chemise bleue à col ouvert.
(= unofficially) [agree, meet, discuss] → de manière informelle; [announce] → non officiellement

informally

adv (= unofficially)inoffiziell; (= casually, without ceremony)zwanglos, ungezwungen

informally

[ɪnˈfɔːməlɪ] adv (discuss, chat) → alla buona; (invite, meet) → in modo non ufficiale
the Queen visited the hospital informally → la regina ha visitato l'ospedale in forma privata
I have been informally told that ... → mi è stato comunicato ufficiosamente che...

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 ?
The Aged Man was about to speak further, but the meeting informally adjourned in order to sweep the floor of the temple - for the men of Gakwak are the tidiest housewives in all that province.
We are at home on Thursdays- today is Thursday, so please come and see us quite informally," said the governor, taking leave of him.
Everybody looked at everybody else, and nobody moved; then there came a voice out of a far corner saying informally, "Rebecca, why don't you?" It was Mrs.
I know the Duchess very well indeed - well enough to take you to call quite informally if you please.
The case was allowed to die a natural death, and was informally dropped in 1896.
I shall leave you to judge, gentlemen, from the testimony, how far the witness in this prosecution can be so considered, feeling less reluctance to submit the case thus informally to your decision, because there is yet another indictment to be tried, which involves heavier charges against the unfortunate prisoner.”
Exhibit 3, above, uses the same scenario, but this time the nonqualified benefit is informally funded with tax-exempt bonds.
Such a distinction was drawn in the language of a proposed safe harbor draft addressing physician recruitment that was informally released by the OIG to the health care industry several years ago.
On the sunlit side of Pluto (right), the smooth expanse of the informally named icy plain Sputnik Planum is flanked to the west (above, in this orientation) by rugged mountains up to 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) high, including the informally named Norgay Montes in the foreground and Hillary Montes on the skyline.
n Plant bulbs of Spanish, Dutch and English iris, either in rows to produce flowers for cutting or informally in borders or rockeries.
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However, Archbishop Hutchison said, he would likely express his concern over a proposal in the Windsor Report for a covenant among members of the Anglican Communion "saying that they wouldn't effect any significant changes without having consulted formally or informally the instruments of unity and so on."