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 for informal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Informal \In*form"al\, a. [Pref. in- not + formal.]
     1. Not in the regular, usual, or established form; not
        according to official, conventional, prescribed, or
        customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without
        ceremony; as, an informal writing, proceeding, or visit.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Deranged in mind; out of one's senses. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              These poor informal women.            --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal
             dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal
             gathering of friends" [ant: formal]
      2: not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal
         agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers" [syn:
         informal, loose]
      3: used of spoken and written language [ant: formal]
      4: having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal
         atmosphere; "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner";
         "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and
         intimate" [syn: cozy, intimate, informal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  108 Moby Thesaurus words for "informal":
     Bohemian, affable, beat, beat-up, bedraggled, blowzy, breakaway,
     careless, casual, chintzy, colloquial, common, conversational,
     cordial, degage, dilapidated, drabbletailed, draggled,
     draggletailed, easy, easygoing, en deshabille, everyday, familiar,
     far out, folksy, free, free and easy, fringy, frowzy, frumpish,
     frumpy, garden-variety, gracious, grubby, haymish, heretical,
     heterodox, hippie, homely, homey, in dishabille, in rags,
     irregular, kinky, loose, lumpen, maverick, messy, mussy, natural,
     negligent, nonstandard, not cricket, not done, not kosher, offbeat,
     offhand, offhanded, ordinary, original, plain, poky, private,
     ragged, raggedy, relaxed, ruinous, scraggly, seedy, shabby, shoddy,
     simple, slack, slatternly, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly, sluttish,
     sociable, sordid, special, spoken, spontaneous, sporty, squalid,
     substandard, tacky, tattered, unaffected, unassuming, unauthorized,
     unceremonious, unconstrained, unconventional, uneducated,
     unfashionable, unkempt, unliterary, unneat, unofficial, unorthodox,
     unpretentious, unsightly, unstudied, untidy, vernacular, way out

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