Definition of 'informal'
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It was unclear whether or not the companies had met for formal or informal talks. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This is because our lives now tend to lean more towards the informal than the formal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At a recent informal meeting of the governing council, there was no clear majority for any option. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Spectators will find the atmosphere more informal than a grand prix. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The pact began as a rather informal arrangement. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many informal meetings would be conducted with the aid of alcohol. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their mothers were witnesses and family joined them afterwards for an informal lunch at a riverside restaurant. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They prefer something less awesome and more informal. Christianity Today (2000) Talks were extremely informal and no concrete proposals were discussed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Bankers for the company are understood have held informal meetings with potential buyers in recent weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is something wonderfully informal about cooking your own steak in a pub. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Now informal approaches have been made to the navy to see what it can provide. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is harder to talk about the informal procedures that reinforce the formal ones. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)No distinction is made between formal and informal approaches. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Bankers said the insurer had received two informal approaches in the past three weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In the afternoon the informal talks began. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is taught in formal and informal school settings the world over. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The vibe was informal and friendly. The Sun (2015)The atmosphere is informal and friendly. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Sources said he would be an informal adviser, rather than having an official job. The Sun (2009)The local policeman called at the house for a friendly, informal chat. Positive Parent Power (1991)Everything is relaxed, informal and friendly. The Sun (2006)This hotel manages to be rather grand and informal at the same time and is ten miles north of Durban. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But she arranged for six MPs on the committee to be taken by car to a restaurant for an informal meeting. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The atmosphere was informal and light-hearted. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'informal'
British English: informal /ɪnˈfɔːməl/ ADJECTIVE
You use informal to describe behaviour, speech, or situations that are relaxed and casual rather than correct and serious.
This door leads to the informal living area.
- American English: informal
- Arabic: غَيْرُ رَسْمِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: informal
- Chinese: 非正式的
- Croatian: neformalan
- Czech: neformální
- Danish: uformel
- Dutch: informeel
- European Spanish: informal improvisado
- Finnish: epävirallinen vapaamuotoinen
- French: informel
- German: inoffiziell
- Greek: ανεπίσημος
- Italian: informale
- Japanese: 形式ばらない
- Korean: 비공식적인
- Norwegian: uformell
- Polish: nieformalny
- European Portuguese: informal
- Romanian: informal
- Russian: неформальный
- Spanish: informal
- Swedish: informell
- Thai: ไม่เป็นทางการ
- Turkish: teklifsiz
- Ukrainian: неформальний
- Vietnamese: thân mật
Definition of informal from the Collins English Dictionary
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