Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun white_tie

2 senses of white tie

Sense 1
white tie -- (bow tie worn as part of a man's formal evening dress)
       => bow tie, bow-tie, bowtie -- (a man's tie that ties in a bow)

Sense 2
dress suit, full dress, tailcoat, tail coat, tails, white tie, white tie and tails -- (formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men)
       => formalwear, eveningwear, evening dress, evening clothes -- (attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening)

Antonyms of adj white_tie

1 sense of white-tie

Sense 1
white-tie -- (requiring white ties and tailcoats for men; "a white-tie occasion")

INDIRECT (VIA formal) -> informal -- (not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends")

Similarity of adj white_tie

1 sense of white-tie

Sense 1
white-tie -- (requiring white ties and tailcoats for men; "a white-tie occasion")
       => formal (vs. informal) -- (being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education")

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