Definitions for: Informal

[adj] not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
[adj] used of spoken and written language
[adj] having or fostering a warm or friendly atmosphere; especially through smallness and informality; "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
[adj] not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"

Webster (1913) Definition: In*form"al, a. [Pref. in- not + formal.]
1. Not in the regular, usual, or established form; not
according to official, conventional, prescribed, or
customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without
ceremony; as, an informal writting, proceeding, or visit.

2. Deranged in mind; out of one's senses. [Obs.]

These poor informal women. --Shak.

Synonyms: casual, colloquial, common, conversational, cozy, epistolary, epistolatory, everyday, folksy, free-and-easy, friendly, intimate, loose, nonliterary, slangy, subliterary, unceremonial, unceremonious, unliterary, unofficial, vernacular, vulgar

Antonyms: formal

See Also: informal, unrhetorical

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