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Synonyms of 'formality'

(noun) 
Definition
strict observance of ceremony
Her formality and seriousness amused him.
Synonyms
correctness
He conducted himself with formal correctness at all times.
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decorum
I was treated with decorum and respect
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ceremoniousness
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protocol
He is a stickler for royal protocol.
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etiquette
a breach of the rules of diplomatic etiquette
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politesse
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p's and q's
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(noun) 
Definition
a necessary procedure without real effect
The will was read, but it was a formality.
Synonyms
convention
a social convention
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form
a frequent broadcaster on correct form and dress
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conventionality
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matter of form
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procedure
He did not follow the correct procedure in applying for a visa.
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ceremony
He was crowned with great ceremony.
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custom
The custom of lighting the Olympic flame goes back centuries.
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ritual
Italian culture revolves around the ritual of eating.
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rite
a fertility rite

Additional synonyms

in the sense of ceremony
Definition
formally polite behaviour
He was crowned with great ceremony.
Synonyms
in the sense of custom
Definition
the long-established habits or traditions of a society
The custom of lighting the Olympic flame goes back centuries.
Synonyms
praxis,
unwritten law,
kaupapa (New Zealand)
in the sense of decorum
Definition
polite and socially correct behaviour
I was treated with decorum and respect
Synonyms
respectability,
good manners,
good grace,
politesse,
seemliness

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