[ in-fawr-muh-lee ]
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  1. in a casual manner, without formality:Some folks still dress to the nines in formal gowns and tuxedos, but most people dress more informally.

  2. in a way that does not involve or follow prescribed procedures or go through formal or official channels:Cases of minor misconduct or unsatisfactory performance are usually best dealt with informally.

  1. in a way that is not orchestrated or arranged: Hallways and pedestrian bridges joining the buildings provide spaces for researchers to interact informally.

  2. using familiar, casual, or ordinary speech or writing:We use different registers, speaking more informally with family and friends out of the classroom than when discussing academics within the classroom.

Origin of informally


Other words from informally

  • qua·si-in·for·mal·ly, adverb
  • su·per·in·for·mal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby informally Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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