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      adj  
   [language]   soutenu (e)     
In English, "residence" is a formal term.      En anglais, "residence" est un terme soutenu.  
   [letter]   formel (le)     
→ ... a formal letter of apology        
   [behaviour]   cérémonieux (-euse)     
→ Business relationships are necessarily rather formal.        
→ 'How is your mother?' Daintry asked with formal politeness ...        
   [style]   soutenu (e)     
→ The whole play is performed in a formal style.        
formal garden      jardin    m   à la française  
→ Holland House and its formal gardens ...        
   [person]   cérémonieux (-euse)  , à cheval sur les convenances
   [dinner]   officiel (le)     
a formal dinner      un dîner officiel  
→ Foreign leaders are expected to attend a formal dinner at Buckingham Palace        
   (=smart)  
[occasion, party]  
habillé (e)     
→ the outfit would be perfect for a range of formal occasions.        
formal clothes      une tenue habillée  
   [offer, receipt]   en bonne et due forme  
[announcement]  
officiel (le)     
→ No formal announcement had been made.        
[approval]   officiel (le)     
→ It will have to go to the Houses of Parliament for formal approval        
     (ART, PHILOSOPHY)   formel (le)     
→ ... a formal mathematical approach ...        
   He's got no formal education.      Il n'a pas fait beaucoup d'études.  
→ Many great inventors had no formal education.        


formal dress  
      n  
   (=smart clothes)   tenue    f   habillée  
→ 29 per cent now require employees to wear formal dress at all times," he says.        
   (=evening dress)   tenue    f   de soirée
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
formal adj.
formel

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
n.
salut cérémonieux
n.
tenue de soirée
n.
manière cérémonieuse
exp.
jardin à la française
exp.
une tenue habillée
n.
grammaire formelle
n.
enquête officielle
n.
formation professionnelle
[Med.]
n.
salutation cérémonieuse
n.
plainte officielle
n.
réception officielle
n.
invitation officielle
n.
qualification reconnue
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'formal' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
adj.
formal
adj.
formal
adj.
formal
n.
formal dress
n.
formal logic
n.
formal demand
[Bus.]
n.
formal garden
nm.
formal dinner
nf.
formal meeting
[Bus.]
exp.
Formal complaint
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