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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Informal  \In*form"al\,  a.  [Pref.  in-  not  +  formal.] 
  1.  Not  in  the  regular,  usual,  or  established  form  not 
  according  to  official,  conventional,  prescribed,  or 
  customary  forms  or  rules  irregular;  hence  without 
  ceremony;  as  an  informal  writting,  proceeding,  or  visit. 
 
  2.  Deranged  in  mind;  out  of  one's  senses  [Obs.] 
 
  These  poor  informal  women.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  informal 
  adj  1:  not  formal;  "conservative  people  unaccustomed  to  informal 
  dress";  "an  informal  free-and-easy  manner";  "an 
  informal  gathering  of  friends"  [ant:  {formal}] 
  2:  not  officially  recognized  or  controlled;  "an  informal 
  agreement";  "a  loose  organization  of  the  local  farmers" 
  [syn:  {loose}] 
  3:  used  of  spoken  and  written  language  [ant:  {formal}] 
  4:  having  or  fostering  a  warm  or  friendly  atmosphere; 
  especially  through  smallness  and  informality;  "had  a  cozy 
  chat";  "a  relaxed  informal  manner";  "an  intimate  cocktail 
  lounge";  "the  small  room  was  cozy  and  intimate"  [syn:  {cozy}, 
  {intimate}] 




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