Formality meaning

fôr-mălĭ-tē
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The quality or condition of being formal.
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A formal or conventional act or requirement; ceremony or form, often without practical meaning.
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An established form, rule, or custom, especially one followed merely for the sake of procedure or decorum.
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A customary ritual without new or unique meaning.
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The definition of formality is a strict following of established rules or customs.

An example of a formality is two people shaking hands when they meet.

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The quality or state of being formal.
  • A following or observing of prescribed customs, rules, ceremonies, etc.; propriety.
  • Careful or too careful attention to order, regularity, precision, or conventionality; stiffness.
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(uncountable) The state of being formal.
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Something said or done as a matter of form.
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Rigorous or ceremonious adherence to established forms, rules, or customs.
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Origin of formality

  • From Middle French formalité

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