What is another word for formally?

Pronunciation: [fˈɔːmə͡li] (IPA)

Formally is a word that most accurately denotes adherence to a set of predetermined conventions, rules or standards when communicating. Some synonyms for formally include formally stated, officially, ceremoniously, and precisely. When one speaks formally, they are usually being clear, direct and to the point. Other synonyms include specifically, rigidly, inflexibly, and unyieldingly. These words have distinct nuances and generally reflect a level of caution and decorum in speech or writing. When used appropriately, formally and its synonyms can convey a serious tone that is necessary in professional settings or situations where a matter must be addressed with some level of gravitas.

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What are the opposite words for formally?

Formally is an adverb that indicates a behavior or an action in a proper, official, or polite manner. The opposite of formally is informally, which describes a behavior or action that deviates from customary or established procedures, rules, or conventions. Informally suggests a relaxed or casual means of communication or behavior that is unstructured and lacks any rigid protocol. The words inappropriately, casually, irreverently, and disrespectfully are also potential antonyms for formally, as these words suggest a lack of decorum, decorousness, or respect for the conventions of a particular context or environment.

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Usage examples for Formally

Suspense and terror must have been wide spread; for the former plagues had given authority to the more dreadful threat, the fulfilment of which was now to be expected, since all negotiations between Moses and Pharaoh had been formally broken off.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
Every new house in which a man lives, every new shop which he opens for trade, must be formally blessed at the outset.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
When I have shown that I can also be something else, I shall ask you formally if you will marry me.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Formally

  • Active creation is conceived as a transitive action in which there is always presupposed an object about which the agent is concerned; it is virtually but not formally transitive because it makes, not presupposes, an object.
    William Ames
  • I am formally accountable to the steering board of the PIC, and I meet with nine ambassadors from the PIC every week. I have to have the capitals' broad agreement with what I do.
    Paddy Ashdown
  • I'm the artist formally known as Beck. I have a genius wig. When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges. I don't have enough hair to be a genius. I think you have to have hair going everywhere.
  • A formally recognized equality does, however, accord the smaller nations a position which they should be able to use increasingly in the interest of humanity as a whole and in the service of the ideal.
    Hjalmar Branting
  • Because I am not formally trained in the medical sciences, I can bring in new ideas to AIDS research and the cross-fertilization of ideas from different fields could be a valuable contribution to finding the cure for AIDS.
    Philip Emeagwali

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