informality informality  /ˌɪn fər ˈmæ lɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
  2. (n) freedom from constraint or embarrassment

Usage(s):

  1. The air of collarless informality is misleading; the Burmese are meticulous.
  2. The air of collarless informality is misleading; the Burmese are meticulous.
  3. Writers who choose informality seem more likely to harbor the delusion that Lucas will actually read their letters.

News

  • Hacking becomes sticking point after Obama-Xi summit

    Cybersecurity and the threat posed by Chinese hackers provided the main source of discord in the otherwise amicable meeting in the California desert over the weekend between President Obama and new Chinese leader Xi Jinping, a summit that set a standard for informality and direct exchanges between the leaders of ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  1. "I embrace the informality of American, and particularly California, culture," said Stoddart, 64, his native Scottish accent still strong.
    on Dec 30, 2006 By: J Fraser Stoddart Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. In a 1970 New Yorker profile, Kansas Citian Calvin Trillin wrote: "In small Missouri towns, Eagleton has the advantage of a friendliness and informality that make it seem natural for people who have just met him to call him by his first name, even...
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: Calvin Trillin Source: Kansas City Star

  3. Commenting on the Track Two Strategic dialogue, Mukherjee said bilateral and international issues of mutual interest would be taken up, adding that the dialogue would have "some sort of informality in the discussions."
    on Jun 19, 2007 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: Hindu

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