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  • nounconvention, custom
  • nounetiquette, protocol

synonyms for formalities

  • procedure
  • red tape
  • rite
  • ritual
  • academism
  • ceremony
  • conventionality
  • form
  • gesture
  • liturgy
  • rubric
  • rule
  • service
  • solemnity
  • stereotype
  • tradition
  • convenance
  • matter of form
  • officialism
  • rituality
  • solemnness
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antonyms for formalities

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  • informality
  • informality
  • unsuitableness
  • impropriety
  • wrong
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How to use formalities in a sentence

She waited for no further formalities, but shaken with the sure foreboding of calamity, turned and fled the room.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
"Now, you say you heard your sister scream," said the lawyer after the usual formalities had passed.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Neither of these formalities seems to have obtained generally in classical times.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
The masseur had a great deal of trouble in explaining to her the parliamentary formalities of the verification of elections.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
He forgot one or two of the formalities which were religiously observed at that solitary table.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
Nat returned to Portsmouth the following morning, and spent some hours in signing papers and going through other formalities.
A ROVING COMMISSIONG. A. HENTY
Lieutenant Carstens said, after the formalities had been gone through with.
BOY SCOUTS IN THE PHILIPPINESG. HARVEY RALPHSON
The old lady may be dying, but she will not sacrifice the formalities.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD
We settled everything as quickly as possible, avoiding formalities.
THE CHILD OF PLEASUREGABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
"There will, of course, be a good many formalities," said Iver.
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WORDS RELATED TO FORMALITIES

  • code of behavior
  • custom
  • decorum
  • diplomatic code
  • etiquette
  • formalities
  • guideline
  • manners
  • protocol
  • rules of conduct
  • social code
  • social procedures
  • standard procedure
  • amenities
  • civility
  • code
  • convention
  • courtesy
  • customs
  • decency
  • decorum
  • deportment
  • dignity
  • form
  • formalities
  • good behavior
  • mores
  • p's and q's
  • politesse
  • proper behavior
  • propriety
  • protocol
  • rules
  • seemliness
  • social graces
  • usage
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