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1‘an informal discussion’
casual, relaxed, easy-going, natural, unceremonious, unofficial, non-formal, unstudied, unaffected
open, friendly, intimate
simple, unpretentious, easy
informal unstuffy, unbuttoned, chummy, pally, matey
2‘an informal speech style’
colloquial, vernacular, idiomatic, demotic, non-standard, popular, dialectal, non-literary
simple, natural, familiar, everyday, unofficial, unpretentious
informal slangy, chatty, folksy
3‘the guys wore very informal clothes’
casual, relaxed, comfortable, everyday, sloppy, leisure
informal comfy, laid-back, sporty
4‘an informal job sector has developed’
unofficial, irregular, grey, black, back-door, illegal, illicit
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