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formal

US [ˈfɔrm(ə)l]
UK [ˈfɔː(r)m(ə)l]
  • adj.适合正式场合的;正规的;庄重的;正式的
  • n.〈美〉须穿礼服的社交集会;〈口〉夜礼服
  • Web形式的;形式化;外形的
Plural Form:formals  
Formal
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adj.
1.
适合正式场合的;正规的;庄重的very correct and suitable for official or important occasions
formal evening dress
晚礼服
The dinner was a formal affair.
这是正式宴会。
He kept the tone of the letter formal and businesslike.
他使这封信保持正式公文的语气。
She has a very formal manner, which can seem unfriendly.
她的举止很是郑重其事,有可能会显得不友好。
2.
正式的;合乎规矩的official; following an agreed or official way of doing things
formal legal processes
正式法律程序
to make a formal apology/complaint/request
正式道歉╱投诉╱要求
Formal diplomatic relations between the two countries were re-established in December.
两国于十二月重新建立了正式外交关系。
It is time to put these arrangements on a slightly more formal basis.
是应该把这些安排做得略为正式一点的时候了。
3.
正规的received in a school, college or university, with lessons, exams, etc., rather than gained just through practical experience
He has no formal teaching qualifications.
他没有正规的教学资历证明。
Young children are beginning their formal education sometimes as early as four years old.
幼儿有时早在四岁时就开始接受正规教育。
4.
方式上的;做法上的;形式上的concerned with the way sth is done rather than what is done
Getting approval for the plan is a purely formal matter; nobody will seriously oppose it.
计划报批纯粹是一个形式上的问题,没有人会当真反对的。
Critics have concentrated too much on the formal elements of her poetry, without really looking at what it is saying.
评论家过多地集中评论她诗歌的形式,而没有真正看其内容。
5.
整齐的;布置井然的arranged in a regular manner, according to a clear, exact plan
delightful formal gardens, with terraced lawns and an avenue of trees
精心布置的有片片草坪和林荫道的宜人花园

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