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informality

[in-fawr-mal-i-tee] /ˌɪn fɔrˈmæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural informalities for 2.
1.
the state of being informal; absence of formality.
2.
an informal act.
Origin of informality
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; in-3 + formality
Related forms
superinformality, noun, plural superinformalities.
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  • So far Harry's tour of the Caribbean has been a riot of informality with booze, boogies and broken-down boats a-plenty.

    Best Behaviour, Harry March 5, 2012
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British Dictionary definitions for informality

informality

/ˌɪnfɔːˈmælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the condition or quality of being informal
2.
an informal act
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Word Origin and History for informality
n.

1590s, from informal + -ity.

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