formally vs officially what difference

what is difference between formally and officially

English

Etymology

formal +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹməli/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːməli/
  • Homophone: formerly (nonrhotic accents)

Adverb

formally (comparative more formally, superlative most formally)

  1. In a formal manner.
    He was dressed too formally for the occasion.
  2. In accordance with official procedure.
    He formally filed a complaint, which involved much paperwork.
  3. In accordance with rigorous rules.
    He proved it formally but gave his students no intuitive feel for the matter.

Antonyms

  • informally

Translations

See also

  • officially


English

Etymology

From official +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əˈfɪʃəli/
  • Hyphenation: of‧fi‧cial‧ly

Adverb

officially (comparative more officially, superlative most officially)

  1. In an official manner; according to official rules or regulations.
    Antonyms: inofficially, unofficially
  2. (slang) Thoroughly, completely.

Translations

See also

  • formally

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