formal translation English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "formal" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective /ˈfoːməl/
done etc according to a fixed and accepted way
formal, oficial
a formal letter.
suitable or correct for occasions when things are done according to a fixed and accepted way
de etiqueta, de ceremonia
You must wear formal dress.
(of behaviour, attitude etc) not relaxed and friendly
formal behaviour/behavior.
(of language) exactly correct by grammatical etc rules but not conversational
Legal documents are written in very formal English.
(of designs etc) precise and following a fixed pattern rather than occuring naturally
ordenado, simétrico
formal gardens.
formally adverb
His promotion has not yet been formally announced.
formality /-ˈmӕ-/ noun ( plural formalities) something which is done for appearance but has little meaning
The chairman’s speech was only a formality.
unrelaxed correctness of behaviour/behavior
His formality made him appear unfriendly.
(Definition of formal from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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