noun absence of ceremony, affability, casualness, ease, easiness, easygoingness, extemporaneousness, familiarity, fellowship, flexibility, freedom, freedom from affectation, friendliness, inexactitude, inexactness, informalness, ingenuousness, inobservance, irregularity, latitude, laxity, liberty, license, lightness, looseness, naturalness, noncompliance, nonconformity, nonobservance, offhandedness, plainness, relaxation, simplicity, slackness, unaffectedness, unassumingness, unceremoniousness, unconstraint, unconventionality, unorthodoxy, unrigorousness, want of formality

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  • Informality — In for*mal i*ty, n.; pl. {Informalities}. 1. The state of being informal; lack of regular, prescribed, or customary form; as, the informality of legal proceedings. [1913 Webster] 2. An informal, unconventional, or unofficial act or proceeding;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • informality — 1590s, from INFORMAL (Cf. informal) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • informality — [in΄fôr mal′ə tē] n. 1. the quality or state of being informal 2. pl. informalities an informal act …   English World dictionary

  • informality — informal ► ADJECTIVE 1) relaxed, friendly, or unofficial. 2) (of clothes) suitable for everyday wear; casual. 3) referring to the language of everyday speech and writing, rather than that used in official and formal contexts. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • informality — noun see informal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • informality — /in fawr mal i tee/, n., pl. informalities for 2. 1. the state of being informal; absence of formality. 2. an informal act. [1590 1600; IN 3 + FORMALITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • informality — noun The condition of being informal …   Wiktionary

  • informality — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. casualness, familiarity, naturalness, affability, comfort, relaxation, warmth, friendliness, ease, lack of constraint, simplicity; see also comfort 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Freedom from constraint, formality,… …   English dictionary for students

  • informality — in·for·mal·i·ty || ‚ɪnfÉ”r mælÉ™tɪ / fɔː m n. absence of ceremony, lack of formality, casualness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • informality — n. 1. Irregularity, want of conformity to (the) prescribed rule. 2. Absence of ceremony, unconventionality, unceremoniousness. 3. Simplicity, naturalness, ease, familiarity …   New dictionary of synonyms

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