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1    not of a formal, official, or stiffly conventional nature  
an informal luncheon     
2    appropriate to everyday life or use  
informal clothes     
3    denoting or characterized by idiom, vocabulary, etc., appropriate to everyday conversational language rather than to formal written language  
4    denoting a second-person pronoun in some languages used when the addressee is regarded as a friend or social inferior  
In French the pronoun ``tu'' is informal, while ``vous'' is formal     
  informally      adv  

informal settlement  
      n     (S. African)  
euphemistic   a squatter camp  
informal vote  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z)   an invalid vote or ballot  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


casual, colloquial, cosy, easy, familiar, natural, relaxed, simple, unceremonious, unconstrained, unofficial  
   ceremonious, constrained, conventional, formal, official, stiff  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

! Informal adj.
Not Formal. Example: Her informal demeanor at the galla struck everyone as irresponsible.

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management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
1. a person who greatly dislikes a specified person or thing 2. [informal] a negative, critical, heinous person and more specifically the one who posts hate-filled comments online
Ex: He was described as a misogynist, homophobic, woman hater / That website has become a particularly vitriolic breeding ground for the haters
shorter informal form for "totally" (used mostly by teenagers)
[Slang] e.g.: You're totes right!
- (usually of a person) lacking in intelligence, common sense, or just in general awareness; clumsy or idiotic. - [colloquial] [noun] a person that displays these character traits. - [informal] used for emphasis when something is dull, irritating, or nonsensical.
1) "I thought that I was stupid for failing my exam, but at least I tried," 2) "That's not how you do it, stupid!" 3) "I'm tired of this stupid computer!"
informal name given to footwear items like socks, home foot covers or plastic foot covers used for hygienical reasons
1. [informal] die 2. fail 3. remain static
Ex1: The prisoner was injected a deadly drug and flatlined Ex2: His attempts to reach the summit have flatlined three times already Ex3.: The vote for the new party has flatlined at about 3%
informal term used for describing a pile of clothes left on the floor
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
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