- 正式的 approved
- 礼仪上的,形式上的 ceremonious; ceremonial
a lavish dance requiring formal attire
a gown for evening wear
being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress);
"pay one's formal respects"
"a formal ball"
"the requirement was only formal and often ignored"
"a formal education"
characteristic of or befitting a person in authority;
"an official banquet"
(of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms;
"the paper was written in formal English"
represented in simplified or symbolic form
refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court;
"a courtly gentleman"
- At the formal party I felt very awkward and out of place.
- This job doesn't require any formal training.
- There is only a formal resemblance between the two systems; they are in fact radically different.
- The writer made a formal denial of the hearsay.
- He is very formal with everyone and he never joins in a laugh.
- They are very formal in their business transactions.
- You must wear formal dress.
- Sometimes formal English and informal English must be carefully distinguished.
- They have much formal school training.
- He paid a formal call on the American ambassador, in return of the ambassador's formal visit earlier in the year.
- There's only a formal likeness between the two brothers.
- Business letters must always be formal.
- The play, whose style is rigidly formal, is typical of the period.
- formal call 正式的拜访
- formal dress 礼服
- formal party 正式的欢迎会
- formal logic 形式逻辑
- formal resemblance 形式上的相似
- formal schooling 正规学校教育
- formal training 正规训练
- formal written English 正式的书面英语
- merely formal 完全流于形式的
Young ladies..wear short formals, and old ladies wear floor-length evening dresses.出自： M. Beadle
She looked sufficiently virginal to be attending her first formal.出自： A. York
Deceit is the formal, constituent reason of hypocrisy.出自： R. South