Synonyms of formality in English:

formality


See definition of formality

noun

1‘he disliked the formality of the occasion’

SYNONYMS

ceremony, ceremoniousness, ritual, conventionality, red tape, protocol, decorum

stateliness, courtliness, solemnity, etiquette

ANTONYMS

informality

2‘the book tells of Pétain's formality as a colonel’

SYNONYMS

aloofness, reserve, remoteness, detachment, unapproachability, stand-offishness

stiffness, primness, stuffiness, staidness, correctness, decorum, punctiliousness, inflexibility

reticence, taciturnity

antisocial nature

ANTONYMS

informality

3formalities‘when you apply for a loan, we keep the formalities to a minimum’

SYNONYMS

official procedure, rule, regulation, convention, ritual, custom, matter of form, formal gesture

bureaucracy, red tape, paperwork, form, punctilio, protocol

4‘the medical examination is just a formality’

SYNONYMS

routine, routine practice, normal procedure

ANTONYMS

exceptional measure

5‘politicians were confident that Cabinet approval would be a formality’

SYNONYMS

matter of course, foregone conclusion, inevitability, certainty, racing certainty

informal sure thing

ANTONYMS

possibility, unlikely possibility