Synonyms of formal in English:
2 he has a very formal manner
stiff, prim, stuffy, staid, ceremonious, correct, proper, decorous, conventional, precise, exact, punctilious, unbending, inflexible, strait-laced;
unresponsive, unfriendly, unsympathetic, haughty, forbidding, austere;
[Antonyms] informal, casual
4 a formal garden
symmetrical, regular, orderly, arranged, methodical, systematic, in straight lines, regimented
5 formal permission is required to demolish a listed building
[Antonyms] informal, unofficial
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