*The new rates of pay have not been formally agreed. 新的工资标准尚未正式同意.
≠ informally We announced a decision formally recognizing the new government.
in a polite way
≠ informally He put his hand out formally, and Liza took it. 'I apologize, Captain,' she said formally.
1. He was disconcerted to find the other guests formally dressed. 他看到其他客人都穿得正正经经的, 觉得很尴尬.