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Definition of Formality


  1. The condition or quality of being formal, strictly ceremonious, precise, etc.
  2. Form without substance.
  3. Compliance with formal or conventional rules; ceremony; conventionality.
  4. An established order; conventional rule of procedure; usual method; habitual mode.
  5. The dress prescribed for any body of men, academical, municipal, or sacerdotal.
  6. That which is formal; the formal part.
  7. The quality which makes a thing what it is; essence.
  8. The manner in which a thing is conceived or constituted by an act of human thinking; the result of such an act; as, animality and rationality are formalities.

Formality Quotations

When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.
Erma Bombeck

I am actually extremely casual in certain environments. But one of the reasons I like living in London, I like the formality of it, as compared to the formality of America - or informality. I like putting on a suit. I like putting on a tie.
Tom Ford

I despise formal restaurants. I find all of that formality to be very base and vile. I would much rather eat potato chips on the sidewalk.
Werner Herzog

An open-minded and diverse population that readily shares information, encourages experimentation, accepts failure and dispenses with formality and hierarchy is what makes Silicon Valley the successful hub that it is.
Vivek Wadhwa

I like to be able to wear something that is appropriate for wherever the day takes me: to work, on a hike and then out to dinner. I like to take the formality out of the day's schedule and be ready for any off-road detour.
Matthew McConaughey
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Formality Translations

formality in Norwegian is formalitet
formality in Spanish is requisito
formality in Swedish is formalitet
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