noun, plural in·for·mal·i·ties for 2.

the state of being informal; absence of formality.
an informal act.

Origin of informality

First recorded in 1590–1600; in-3 + formality
Related formssu·per·in·for·mal·i·ty, noun, plural su·per·in·for·mal·i·ties. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for informality

Contemporary Examples of informality

  • So far Harry's tour of the Caribbean has been a riot of informality with booze, boogies and broken-down boats a-plenty.

Historical Examples of informality

British Dictionary definitions for informality


noun plural -ties

the condition or quality of being informal
an informal act
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Word Origin and History for informality

1590s, from informal + -ity.

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