Hypertext Webster Gateway: "informal"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Informal \In*form"al\, a. [Pref. in- not + formal.]
1. Not in the regular, usual, or established form; not
according to official, conventional, prescribed, or
customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without
ceremony; as, an informal writting, proceeding, or visit.

2. Deranged in mind; out of one's senses. [Obs.]

These poor informal women. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal
dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an
informal gathering of friends" [ant: {formal}]
2: not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal
agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
[syn: {loose}]
3: used of spoken and written language [ant: {formal}]
4: having or fostering a warm or friendly atmosphere;
especially through smallness and informality; "had a cozy
chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail
lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate" [syn: {cozy},

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