Definition of Formalness

1. Noun. A manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies. "The formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention"

Exact synonyms: Formality
Generic synonyms: Manner, Personal Manner
Specialized synonyms: Ceremoniousness, Stateliness
Attributes: Formal, Informal, Formal, Informal
Antonyms: Informality
Derivative terms: Formal, Formal



Definition of Formalness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formalness

formalistic
formalists
formalities
formality
formalizability
formalizable
formalization
formalizations
formalize
formalized
formalizer
formalizers
formalizes
formalizing
formally
formalness (current term)
formalnesses
formals
formalwear
formamidase
formamide
formamides
formamidopyridine-DNA glycosylase
formant
formants
format
formate
formate-NADP oxidoreductase
formate-tetrahydrofolate ligase
formate dehydrogenases

Literary usage of Formalness

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1. Italian Cities by Edwin Howland Blashfield (1902)
"The composition of the Disputa, for all its formalness, indeed, because of its formalness, is splendidly successful. The figures in the School ..."

2. Italian Cities by Edwin Howland Blashfield (1902)
"The composition of the Disputa, for all its formalness, indeed, because of its formalness, is splendidly successful. The figures in the School of Athens are ..."

3. Putnam's Word Book: A Practical Aid in Expressing Ideas Through the Use of by Louis Andrew Flemming (1913)
"See stone. precise, a. exact; formal, punctilious, particular, prim, prudish. precision, n. exactness, accuracy; formalness, prudery. predatory, ..."

4. The Work of the Teacher by Sheldon Emmor Davis (1921)
"Failure to concede this right to set its own standards of appropriate behavior leads to holding the formalness of average school organization up to undue ..."

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