informal

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Informal \In*form"al\, adjective [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 writing, proceeding, or visit.

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

These poor informal women. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

informal

adjective

1: not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends" [ant: {formal}]

2: not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers" [syn: {informal}, {loose}]

3: used of spoken and written language [ant: {formal}]

4: having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere; "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate" [syn: {cozy}, {intimate}, {informal}]


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