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ceremonious


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ceremonious  \Cer`e*mo"ni*ous\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  c['e]r['e]monieux,  L. 
  Caerimoniosus.] 
  1.  Consisting  of  outward  forms  and  rites;  ceremonial. 
 
  Note:  [In  this  sense  ceremonial  is  now  preferred.] 
 
  The  ceremonious  part  of  His  worship.  --South. 
 
  2.  According  to  prescribed  or  customary  rules  and  forms; 
  devoted  to  forms  and  ceremonies;  formally  respectful; 
  punctilious.  ``Ceremonious  phrases.''  --Addison. 
 
  Too  ceremonious  and  traditional.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Formal;  precise;  exact.  See  {Formal}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ceremonious 
  adj  :  rigidly  formal  or  bound  by  convention;  "their  ceremonious 
  greetings  did  not  seem  heartfelt"  [syn:  {conventional}] 




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