View definitions for informal


adjective as in unofficial

adjective as in conversational or colloquial

Discover More

Example Sentences

SafeBoda has made a name for itself as a hassle-free alternative to the informal motorcycle taxis.

From Ozy

The Sundance rabbit hole was no less real for being streamed instead of screened, as my informal tally of 24 films over six days suggested.

Last year Woods and the chief executive of Chevron, Mike Wirth, had informal talks about a merger, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans.

From Time

In the meantime, Stephanie has been part of the informal economy in Columbia, working as a babysitter and cleaning houses.

And in informal talks, Chinese leaders have compared hackers on both sides to unruly children who can only barely be controlled.

Burt is part of an informal, unpaid foreign policy team who regularly briefs Paul on international issues.

To the Peggy Noonans among us who cringe when Obama talks “down”: This is a deeply informal country.

Israelis have also waged a psy-war on Hamas, albeit more informal and spontaneous.

But trying to impose such order by chasing away informal commerce and culture is myopic.

Dinner occurred in the middle of the day, and about nine in the evening was an informal but copious supper.

The system had then been in existence, in a more or less informal way, for about eight years.

This is hardly a function—parties even in the big political country-houses are more or less informal.

A sort of informal council took place occasionally in the little house.

It was impossible to feel a stranger to the Professor, in these circumstances of frequent and informal meeting.


Synonym of the Day

Which one is a synonym for muddle?Get the answer

Start each day with the Synonym of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

On this page you'll find 91 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to informal, such as: intimate, relaxed, spontaneous, straightforward, unofficial, and breezy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.