The result is an impressive, if overly formal, austerity.
No one wants a Senate that is overly formal or stuffy.
But it made the overly formal reception all the more disappointing.
It was a really warm atmosphere and felt very youthful, not overly formal at all.
He didn't like their language with its overly formal structure.
In English, one can be considered to be overly formal, and people tend to avoid it.
He dislikes being overly formal to other people and only smiles in the company of intimate friends.
Sometimes it does sound a bit overly formal, doesn't it?
It is almost always acceptable to use the uncontracted form, although in speech this may seem overly formal.
The goal of this was to create a Bible that would be scholarly yet not overly formal.