What is the difference between colloquialism and formal?

colloquialism | formal |


As nouns the difference between colloquialism and formal

is that colloquialism is a colloquial word or phrase; a common spoken expression, often regional while formal is formalin.

As a adjective formal is

being in accord with established forms.

colloquialism

English

Noun

(en noun) (wikipedia colloquialism)
  • A colloquial word or phrase; a common spoken expression, often regional.
  • See also

    * argot * cant * jargon * slang

    formal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Being in accord with established forms.
  • :
  • Official.
  • :
  • Relating to the form or structure of something.
  • :
  • *
  • Relating to formation.
  • :
  • Ceremonial.
  • :(rfquote-sense)
  • Proper, according to strict etiquette; not casual.
  • :
  • Organized; well-structured and planned.
  • :
  • (mathematics) Relating to mere manipulation and construction of strings of symbols, without regard to their meaning.
  • :
  • Antonyms

    * informal

    Derived terms

    * formal cause * formalize * formalist * formalism * formality

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Formalin.
  • An evening gown.
  • An event with a formal dress code.
  • Jenny took Sam to her Year 12 formal .