informal - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/ɪnˈfɔː(r)m(ə)l/
  1. 1
    relaxed and friendly

    It was very informal – more of a chat than an interview.

    The hotel has an informal atmosphere.

    1. a.
      used about language or behaviour that is suitable for using with friends but not in formal situations

      phrases that the students used in informal conversation

      Beware of being too friendly and informal with your employees.

    2. b.
      used about the type of clothes that you wear at home or to relax
  2. 2
    informal talks or meetings are relaxed, do not involve many people, and do not need to produce an official result

    The informal meetings at Camp David were important in strengthening mutual understanding and trust.

     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      an informal organization, group, or arrangement is not official and has no fixed rules

      informal networks within the community

      They cooperate with other groups on an informal basis.

derived words

informality

 

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/ˌɪnfɔː(r)ˈmæləti/
noun [uncountable]

informally

adverb
 Synonyms and related words
 Synonyms and related words