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Formality meaning

formality - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. The condition or quality of being formal, strictly ceremonious, precise, etc.
  2. 2. Form without substance.
  3. 3. Compliance with formal or conventional rules; ceremony; conventionality.
  4. 4. An established order; conventional rule of procedure; usual method; habitual mode.
  5. 5. The dress prescribed for any body of men, academical, municipal, or sacerdotal.
  6. 6. That which is formal; the formal part.
  7. 7. The quality which makes a thing what it is; essence.
  8. 8. The manner in which a thing is conceived or constituted by an act of human thinking; the result of such an act; as, animality and rationality are formalities.
  9. 9. Quality of being formal; formal observance; ceremony.

formality - examples of usage

  1. So he spoke with great formality. - "Long Ago, Far Away", William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster.
  2. In business introduction, such formality may be set aside. - "The Book of Good Manners", W. C. Green.
  3. Business introductions are immediate and personal, and are intended to bring men together without much formality. - "The Book of Good Manners", W. C. Green.
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