1000 Formal and Informal words list in English Pdf


Formal and Informal words list in English Pdf!

What are formal and informal Words?

Formal Language is like a formal dress, in a formal language you have to be careful with words, you have to choose words with respect. Like you cannot use work ‘Ask’ in formal language because it is an informal word. You have to be a bit polite in formal language and vocabulary words, rather you can use ‘Inquire’ which is more formal than ‘ask’.

Informal Language is the language you speak in your friend’s circle. It is used in conversation with your family and friends, informal words are also respectful words, but they are less polite as compare to formal words.

Formal and Informal words list in English

Here is the list of common 1000 Formal and Informal Words:

Informal  –>  Formal

Ask  –>  Enquire

Ask for  –>  Request

Book  –>  Reserve

Check  –>  Verify

Get  –>  Receive

Help  –>  Assist

Need  –>  Request

Say sorry  –>  Apologies

Start/ Begin  –>  Commence

End  –>  Terminate/ Finish

Try  –>  Endeavour

Deal with  –>  Handle

Tell  –>  Inform

Wait for  –>  Await

Fight  –>  Combat

Use/Eat  –>  Consume

Go  –>  Depart

Tough  –>  Difficult

Small  –>  Diminutive

Explain  –>  Disclose

Set out  –>  Display

Throw out  –>  Eject

Old  –>  Elderly

Say  –>  Express

Afraid  –>  Fearful

In the end  –>  Finally

Lucky  –>  Fortunate

But  –>  However

Wrong  –>  Incorrect

Go up  –>  Increase

Cheap  –>  Inexpensive

At first  –>  Initially

Mad  –>  Insane

Bright/smart  –>  Intelligent

Big/Large  –>  Enormous

Right  –>  Correct

A bit  –>  A little

Away  –>  Absent

Speed up  –>  Accelerate

Okay, ok  –>  Acceptable

Help  –>  Aid/ Assist

Let  –>  Allow

Call off  –>  Cancel

Friendly  –>  Amiable

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Expect  –>  Anticipate

Seem  –>  Appear

Climb  –>  Ascend

Beat up  –>  Assault

Fall out  –>  Quarrel

Eager  –>  Avid

Stop  –>  Cease

Dare  –>  Challenge

Kids  –>  Children

Settle for  –>  Choose

Round  –>  Circular

Pick up  –>  Collect

Think of  –>  Conceive

Link up  –>  Connect

Think about  –>  Consider

Build  –>  Construct

Refer to  –>  Consult

Hurt  –>  Damage, harm

Go down  –>  Decrease

Want/ hope   –>  Desire

Lack   –>  Deficiency

Show  –>  Demonstrate

Brave  –>  Courageous

Pin down  –>  Determine

Put/ set down  –>  Deposit

Throw away  –>  Discard

Make out  –>  Discern

Talk about  –>  Discuss/consider

Give out  –>  Distribute

Give  –>  Donate

Remove  –>  Eliminate

Imagine  –>  Envisage

Break out  –>  Erupt

Get out  –>  Escape

Avoid  –>  Evade

Go through  –>  Examine

Make up  –>  Fabricate

Test  –>  Experiment

Ease  –>  Facilitate

Come after  –>  Follow

Sick  –>  Ill

Ask out  –>  Invite

Go away  –>  Leave/ depart

At once  –>  Immediately

Free  –>  Liberate

Deal with  –>  Manage

Bad  –>  Negative

Look into  –>  Investigate

Chance  –>  Opportunity

See  –>  Perceive

Happy  –>  Pleased

Give up  –>  Quit

Older  –>  Senior

Use  –>  Utilize

Enough  –>  Sufficient

End  –>  Terminate

Empty  –>  Vacant

Rich  –>  Wealthy

Mend  –>  Repair

Idea  –>  Notion

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Mainly  –>  Principally

See  –>  Observe

Leave out  –>  Omit

Go against  –>  Oppose

Hungry  –>  Famished

Childish  –>  Immature

Maybe  –>  Perhaps

Good  –>  Positive

Give  –>  Provide

Buy  –>  Purchase

Say no  –>  Reject

Free  –>  Release

Look for  –>  Seek

Choose  –>  Select

Get by  –>  Survive

So  –>  Therefore

Put up with  –>  Tolerate

Block  –>  Undermine

Catch up  –>  Understand

Sight  –>  Vision

Young  –>  Youthful

Get  –>  Obtain

Need  –>  Require

Pay back  –>  Repay

Live  –>  Reside

Point out  –>  Indicate

Find out  –>  Learn/Discover

Get away  –>  Elude

Come in  –>  Enter

Lively  –>  Energetic

Clear  –>  Transparent

Whole  –>  Entire/Complete

Blow up  –>  Explode

Break down  –>  Fail/Collapse

Hopeless  –>  Futile

Hit out at  –>  Criticise

Tired  –>  Exhausted/ Fatigued

Clothes  –>  Garment

Go before  –>  Precede

Thanks  –>  Gratitude

Hurry  –>  Haste, hasten

Funny  –>  Humorous, amusing

Better –> Improved

Dim  –>  Indistinct

Worse  –>  Inferior

Put in  –>  Insert

Bring in  –>  Introduce

Make up  –>  Invent

Kidding  –>  Jesting

Naked  –>  Nude

Childish  –>  Infantile

A lot of  –>  Numerous

Stubborn  –>  Obstinate

Danger  –>  Peril

Put off  –>  Postpone

Here  –>  Present

Keep  –>  Preserve

Go ahead  –>  Proceed

Go after  –>  Pursue

Anyways  –>  Nevertheless

Let  –>  Permit

Sweat  –>  Perspiration

Look at  –>  Regard

Laid back  –>  Relaxed

Take out  –>  Remove

Rack up  –>  Accumulate

Over  –>  At an end

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Good looking  –>  Attractive

Good for  –>  Beneficial

By  –>  By means of

Lead to  –>  Cause

Complex  –>  Convoluted

Go out of  –>  Exit

Death  –>  Demise

Break off  –>  Suspend/adjourn

Also  –>  In addition, additionally

Wood  –>  Timber

Describe  –>  Depict

Go on  –>  Continue

In charge of  –>  Responsible

Enjoyment  –>  Gratification

Dirty/ polluted  –>  Contaminated

Again & again  –>  Repeatedly

Marvelous  –>  Exceptional

Really big  –>  Considerable

Can  –>  Is capable of

Fork out   –>  Pay (money)

Talk into  –>  Persuade

Come up to  –>  Reach/attain

Iron out  –>  Solve/overcome

Next/later  –>  Subsequently

Try out  –>  Test

Call on  –>  Visit

Drop out of  –>  Withdraw (from)

Look up to  –>  Respect

Look like  –>  Resemble

Job  –>  Occupation

Dad  –>  Father

Boss  –>  Employer

Avoid –> Evade
Also In  –> Addition,
Ask –> Enquire
Afraid –>  Fearful
At First –>  Initially
Ask For –>  Request
Again & Again   –> Repeatedly
A Bit  –> A Little
Avoid –>  Evade
Anyway  –> Nevertheless
Ask Out –> Invite
Away  –> Absent
At Once  –> Immediately
A Lot Of  –> Numerous

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list of formal and informal words

Bright/smart –>  Intelligent
Buy  –> Purchase
Build  –> Construct
But  –> However,
Bad  –> Negative
Beat up –>  Assault
Break out  –> Erupt
Block  –> Undermine
Blow up –>  Explode
Boss  –> Employer
Brave –>  Courageous
Better –>  Improved
Big/Large –>  Enormous
Bring in –>  Introduce
Break off  –> Suspend/adjourn
Break down –>  Fail/Collapse

Check  –> Verify
Come after  –> Follow
Choose –>  Select
Clear  –> Transparent
Come in  –> Enter
Call off  –> Cancel
Complex  –> Convoluted
Call on –>  Visit
Childish  –> Infantile
Chance –>  Opportunity
Cheap  –> Inexpensive
Can Is  –> capable of
Come up  –> to Reach/attain
Climb –>  Ascend
Clothes  –> Garment

Dirty/ polluted  –> Contaminated
Danger  –> Peril
Dare  –> Challenge
Dad  –> Father
Describe –>  Depict
Deal with –>  Handle
Dim  –> Indistinct
Death –>  Demise
Deal  –> with Manage
Drop out  –> of Withdraw (from)

End  –> Terminate/ Finish
Ease  –> Facilitate
Eager –>  Avid
Expect  –> Anticipate
Enough  –> Sufficient
Explain  –> Disclose
End  –> Terminate
Empty  –> Vacant
Enjoyment  –> Gratification

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Friendly  –> Amiable
Free  –> Liberate
Fork out  –> Pay (money)
Fall out –>  Quarrel
Fight  –> Combat

Get  –> Receive
Get out  –> Escape
Go  –> Depart
Go before –>  Precede
Go after  –> Pursue
Good looking  –> Attractive
Give –>  Donate
Go down  –> Decrease
Go through –>  Examine
Good for –>  Beneficial
Go ahead  –> Proceed
Go up  –> Increase
Go on  –> Continue
Go out of  –> Exit
Give up –>  Quit
Get away –>  Elude
Go away –>  Leave/ depart
Give out –>  Distribute
Go against –>  Oppose
Get  –> Obtain
Good  –> Positive
Get by –>  Survive

Hit out at  –> Criticise
Hungry –>  Famished
Here  –> Present
Help –>  Assist
Hopeless –>  Futile
Happy  –> Pleased
Hurry  –> Haste, hasten
Hurt  –> Damage
Idea  –> Notion
Imagine –>  Envisage
In charge of –>  Responsible
Iron out  –> Solve/overcome
Job  –> Occupation
Keep –>  Preserve
Kidding  –> Jesting
Kids  –> Children

Look up to –>  Respect
Look at –>  Regard
Lucky  –> Fortunate
Lead to –>  Cause
Let  –> Allow
Lucky –>  Fortunate
Lack  –> Deficiency
Look for  –> Seek
Let  –> Permit
Live –>  Reside
Leave out  –> Omit
Look like –>  Resemble
Lively  –> Energetic
Laid back –>  Relaxed
Live  –> Reside
Look into –>  Investigate

Make up –>  Fabricate
Mainly –>  Principally
Mad  –> Insane
Maybe  –> Perhaps
Mend  –> Repair
Marvelous –>  Exceptional
Need  –> Require
Naked  –> Nude
Next/later  –> Subsequently
Old  –> Elderly
Over At an  –> end
Okay, ok –>  Acceptable
Older –>  Senior

Put off  –> Postpone
Pay back –>  Repay
Put/ set down –>  Deposit
Pin down –>  Determine
Put in  –> Insert
Pick up  –> Collect
Put up with  –> Tolerate
Point out  –> Indicate

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list of formal and informal words

Really big –>  Considerable
Remove  –> Eliminate
Rack up –>  Accumulate
Refer to  –> Consult
Rich  –> Wealthy
Round  –> Circular
Right  –> Correct

Show  –> Demonstrate
Speed up  –> Accelerate
Stop  –> Cease
Set up  –> Establish
Sick –>  ill
Stubborn  –> Obstinate
Start/ Begin  –> Commence
Shorten  –> Decrease
Settle for  –> Choose
Say no –>  Reject
Small –>  Diminutive
See –>  Observe
So –>  Therefore
Sight –>  Vision
Seem  –> Appear
Set out  –> Display
Seem  –> Appear
Sweat  –> Perspiration
Say sorry –>  Apologise
Say  –> Express

Talk into  –> Persuade
Tired –>  Exhausted/ Fatigued
Throw away  –> Discard
Take out –>  Remove
Test  –> Experiment
Thanks  –> Gratitude
Tough  –> Difficult
Try out  –> Test
Talk about  –> Discuss/consider
Throw  –> out Eject
Think of  –>  Conceive
Try  –> Endeavour
Think about –>  Consider
Tell  –> Inform
Use  –> Utilize

Wood  –> Timber
Want/ hope –>  Desire
Wrong –>  Incorrect
Wait for  –> Await
Want  –> Desire
Worse  –> Inferior
Whole –>  Entire/Complete
Young –>  Youthful

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