formally meaning

  • AdverbCOMmore formallySUPmost formallyPREfor-SUF-ly
    1. In a formal manner.
      1. He dressed quite formally - too formally for the occasion.
    2. In accordance with official procedure.
      1. He formally filed a complaint, which involved much paperwork.
    3. In accordance with rigorous rules.
      1. He proved it formally but gave his students no intuitive feel for the matter.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Nicholas then took himself to Avignon where in August 1330 he formally renounced his claim to the papacy.
      • In zoology and bacteriology, subspecies is the only rank below that of species which is formally accepted by the relevant nomenclatural Code.
      • The duck is the spokescreature for Aflac, formally the American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus.

Meaning of formally for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "formally" is an adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ly
      Difficultness: Level 2
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 1
      Definite    ➨     Versatile

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
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      2. en formerly
      3. en morally
      4. en formality
      5. en normalcy