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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
formal /'fɔ:məl/
  • tính từ
    • hình thức
      • a formal resemblance: giống nhau về hình thức
    • theo nghi lễ, theo thể thức, theo nghi thức, theo thủ tục; trang trọng
    • đúng lễ thói, đúng luật lệ, ngay hàng thẳng lối
      • a formal garden: một khu vườn ngay hàng thẳng lối
    • chiếu lệ có tính chất hình thức
    • câu nệ hình thức, máy móc; kiểu cách; khó tính
    • chính thức
      • a formal call: một cuộc thăm viếng chính thức, một cuộc thăm viếng theo nghi thức
    • (triết học) thuộc bản chất
      • formal cause: ý niệm
Concise Dictionary
formals'fɔrml /'fɔːml
+a lavish dance requiring formal attire
+a gown for evening wear
+being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
+characteristic of or befitting a person in authority
+(of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms
+represented in simplified or symbolic form
+logically deductive
+refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 standard, conventional, customary, established, prescribed, regular, normal, correct, proper; strict, formulaic, inflexible, punctilious, exacting, unchanging, methodical, orderly, systematic, set, pro forma, ritual, ritualistic, ceremonial, proper, official, routine, fixed, rigid, stiff, stilted, stately, starched, unbending, solemn; confining, straitened, limited; Colloq straight, square:
Formal rules of behaviour are observed.
2 explicit, express, definite, spelled out, formalized, express, authorized, official, solemn, legal, lawful:
Formal demands have been made for the withdrawal of our ambassador.
3 prim, ceremonious, dignified, stuffy, strait-laced, stiff, precise, exact:
He made a formal bow and left our company.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 (of a style of dress, speech, writing, behaviour, etc.) very correct and suitable for official or important occasions: formal evening dress + The dinner was a formal affair. + He kept the tone of the letter formal and businesslike. + She has a very formal manner, which can seem unfriendly.
2 official; following an agreed or official way of doing things: formal legal processes + to make a formal apology / complaint / request + Formal diplomatic relations between the two countries were re-established in December. + It is time to put these arrangements on a slightly more formal basis.
3 (of education or training) received in a school, college or university, with lessons, exams, etc., rather than gained just through practical experience: He has no formal teaching qualifications. + Young children are beginning their formal education sometimes as early as four years old.
4 concerned with the way sth is done rather than what is done: Getting approval for the plan is a purely formal matter; nobody will seriously oppose it. + Critics have concentrated too much on the formal elements of her poetry, without really looking at what it is saying.
5 (of a garden, room or building) arranged in a regular manner, according to a clear, exact plan: delightful formal gardens, with terraced lawns and an avenue of trees
formally adverb: 'How do you do?' she said formally. + The accounts were formally approved by the board. + Although not formally trained as an art historian, he is widely respected for his knowledge of the period.
Collocation Dictionary

1 very correct/official


be, seem, sound | become


extremely, very | strictly
Learning was by rote and strictly formal.
| almost
The greeting was polite, almost formal.
| fairly, quite, rather, relatively | oddly
Her words sounded oddly formal.
| stiffly
His manner was stiffly formal.

2 concerned with the way sth is done




merely, purely
Getting approval for the plan is a purely formal matter: nobody will seriously oppose it.
| largely
The monarch retains largely formal duties.

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