Nouns (2)

formal, ball
n. a lavish dance requiring formal attire

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Adjectives (12)

stately, formal, courtly
adj. refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman"
adj. being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"
adj. (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms; "the paper was written in formal English"
adj. logically deductive; "formal proof"
adj. characteristic of or befitting a person in authority; "formal duties"; "an official banquet"
schematic, formal, conventional
adj. represented in simplified or symbolic form
formal, cool
adj. (reserved)

Fuzzynyms (46)

masquerade party, mask, masque, masquerade
n. a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
stilted, hokey, contrived, artificial
adj. artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
adj. having unnatural mannerisms; "brief, mannered and unlifelike idiom"
adj. in accordance with convention or custom; "sealed the deal with the customary handshake"
adj. affected with a sensation of stoppage or obstruction; "a stuffy feeling in my chest"
knightly, gallant, chivalrous
adj. being attentive to women like an ideal knight
tasteful, refined, neat
adj. free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"
adj. conformable to or allowed by law; "lawful methods of dissent"
adj. established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
rightful, true, lawful
adj. having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"
explicit, denotative
adj. in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
adj. (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
civilised, polite, genteel, cultured, cultivated, civilized
adj. marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"
debonnaire, suave, debonaire, debonair
adj. having a sophisticated charm; "a debonair gentleman"
gentlemanly, gentlemanlike
adj. befitting a man of good breeding; "gentlemanly behavior"
urbane, svelte, refined, polished
adj. showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience; "his polished manner"; "maintained an urbane tone in his letters"
stock, standard
adj. regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item"
effectual, sound, legal
adj. having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"

Synonyms (29)

magisterial, imposing, grand, distinguished
adj. used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person; "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty"
dianoetic, discursive
adj. proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
adj. based on exact thinking; "one's ratiocinative powers"
adj. consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"
authorised, authorized, authoritative
adj. sanctioned by established authority; "an authoritative communique"; "the authorized biography"
ex officio
adj. by virtue of an office or position; "the head of the department serves as an ex officio member of the board"
formalised, formalized
adj. given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures
adj. having some official authority or sanction
abstractionist, nonobjective, nonfigurative, abstract
adj. not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting"
geometrical, geometric
adj. characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration; "a buffalo hide painted with red and black geometric designs"
adj. characteristic of the earliest phase of geometric art especially in Greece
adj. characterized by stylized but recognizable subject matter
upstage, distant, aloof
adj. remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
adj. showing modest reserve; "she was diffident when offering a comment on the professor's lecture"
withdrawn, indrawn
adj. tending to reserve or introspection; "a quiet indrawn man"

Antonyms (10)

adj. not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
adj. suitable for rough use; "a knockabout overcoat"; "a knockabout old car"
free-and-easy, casual
adj. natural and unstudied; "using their Christian names in a casual way"; "lectured in a free-and-easy style"
adj. used of spoken and written language
vulgar, vernacular, common
adj. being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"
conversational, colloquial
adj. characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation; "wrote her letters in a colloquial style"; "the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English"


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