informal meaning

EN[ɪnˈfɔːm(ə)l] [-ɔː(r)məl]

    Definition of informal in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore informalSUPmost informalPREin-
    1. Not formal or ceremonious.
      1. One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.
    2. Not in accord with the usual regulations.
      1. an informal agreement ‎
    3. Suited for everyday use.
      1. informal clothes ‎
    4. (of language) Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.
      1. (horticulture) Not organized; not structured or planned.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • ( informal usage ) I disagree that this will work.
          • I am happy to note that the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) is going to promote informal volunteerism through the Vertical Kampong initiative.
          • ( informal ) fourth-great-grandfather, etc. (same as great-great-great-great-grandfather)
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Morphemes
            • Prefixes
              • Words by prefix
                • Words prefixed with in-
          Related Links:
          1. en informally
          2. en informality
          3. en informalize
          4. en informalism
          5. en informalisms
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of informal for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "informal" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe.
          Difficultness: Level 4
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 7
          Definite    ➨     Versatile