1. following established rules, traditions, or conventions; 2. done in an organized and methodical manner; 3. in language, used in a serious or official context, but not in everyday speech; 4. refined or elegant in manner or appearance
– The royal wedding was a very formal wedding, and all the men wore tuxedos.
– I told my boss I was quitting and later submitted a formal letter of resignation.
– Bernice decided not to pursue a formal college education because she felt she could learn more by just doing what she loved.
– Karin was very formal toward me, and I could tell we would never be friends.
proper, correct, conventional, official, customary,
informal, casual, unceremonious, improper,
1. stubborn and unwilling to listen or compromise; 2. difficult to gain control over
– With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone. Buddha
– Proud, obstinate and self-righteous to the end, Mr. Mugabe never – accepted responsibility for the damage he caused to Zimbabwe.
– The film director’s obstinate refusal to listen to suggestions and ideas has caused several actors to leave the production.
stubborn, headstrong, resolute, inflexible,
obedient, changeable, flexible, tractable