Formal and Nonformal


Formal adjective - Very dignified in form, tone, or style.
Usage example: the formal language of the coronation ceremony

Nonformal is an antonym for formal.


Nonformal adjective - Used in or suitable for speech and not formal writing.
Usage example: use of the nonformal “Dad” would be a little jarring in a prayer to our Heavenly Father

Formal is an antonym for nonformal in relaxed topic.
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