Student Thesaurus

One entry found for formality.
Entry Word: formality
Function: noun
Text: 1 an act or utterance that is a customary show of good manners <bowing to your guest is a formality you don't need to perform for me> -- see CIVILITY 1
2 an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules <loved the formalities of a traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service> -- see RITE