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We were now free to begin the customs formalities. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The thoughtful formality of etiquette is a blessed relief. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That was more than a mere formality. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Such acts were not mere formalities: they publicly established rather than just reflected hierarchies and alliances. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)It is goods that are important; money and financial considerations are a mere formality. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)He would not go as far as confirming his appointment, but that appears to be a mere formality. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Victory seemed like a formality. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is no mere formality. Christianity Today (2000)I like formality, customs and good manners. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Come London, a gold medal seems a formality. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His place on the tour of South Africa seemed a formality but when the team was announced he had been left out. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'formality'
British English: formality /fɔːˈmælɪtɪ/ NOUN
Formality is speech or behaviour which is correct and serious, rather than relaxed and friendly, and is used especially in official situations.
We wanted to avoid the formality of hotels, so we went camping.
- American English: formality
- Arabic: إجْرَاءٌ شَكْلِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: formalidade
- Chinese: 礼节
- Croatian: formalnost
- Czech: formalita
- Danish: formalitet
- Dutch: formaliteit
- European Spanish: formalidad
- Finnish: muodollisuus
- French: formalité
- German: Formalität
- Greek: τυπικότητα
- Italian: formalità
- Japanese: 儀礼的行為
- Korean: 격식
- Norwegian: formalitet
- Polish: formalność
- European Portuguese: formalidade
- Romanian: formalitate
- Russian: формальность
- Spanish: formalidad
- Swedish: formalitet
- Thai: ความเป็นทางการ
- Turkish: formalite
- Ukrainian: формальність
- Vietnamese: bài diễn văn/hành động trịnh trọng
Definition of formality from the Collins English Dictionary
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