Synonyms and related words:
High-Church, attentive, baptismal, cap in hand, careful, ceremonial, chivalric, chivalrous, civil, conventional, correct, courteous, courtly, decorous, deferential, dignified, dutiful, eucharistic, formal, formular, formulary, gallant, grandiose, hieratic, honorific, imposing, impressive, knightly, liturgic, liturgistic, majestic, moving, old-fashioned, old-world, paschal, polite, pompous, proper, punctilious, regardful, respectful, ritual, ritualistic, sacerdotal, sacramental, sacramentarian, seemly, solemn, starchy, stately, stiff, striking, stuffy, well-mannered

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  • 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.] [1913 Webster] The ceremonious part of His worship. South. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ceremonious — index formal, official, punctilious, solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ceremonious — 1550s, from Fr. cérémonieux, from L.L. cærimoniosus, from L. cærimonia (see CEREMONY (Cf. ceremony)). Meaning full of show and ceremony is from 1610s. Related: Ceremoniously …   Etymology dictionary

  • ceremonious — *ceremonial, formal, solemn, conventional Analogous words: impressive, *moving: *decorous, seemly, proper: stately, imposing, majestic, grandiose (see GRAND) Antonyms: unceremonious, informal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ceremonious — [adj] ritual, formal civil, courteous, courtly, decorous, deferential, dignified, exact, grandiose, impressive, majestic, moving, precise, proper, punctilious, seemly, solemn, starchy, stately, stiff, striking; concept 548 Ant. informal, relaxed …   New thesaurus

  • ceremonious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating or appropriate to grand and formal occasions. DERIVATIVES ceremoniously adverb ceremoniousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • ceremonious — [ser΄ə mō′nē əs] adj. [Fr cérémonieux] 1. ceremonial 2. full of ceremony 3. characterized by conventional usages or formality; very polite 4. excessively formal or proper ceremoniously adv. ceremoniousness n …   English World dictionary

  • ceremonious — adjective Date: 1553 1. devoted to forms and ceremony ; punctilious < ceremonious courtiers > 2. of, relating to, or constituting a ceremony < a ceremonious occasion > 3. according to formal usage or prescribed procedures < the …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ceremonious — ceremonial, ceremonious 1. Ceremonial, meaning ‘with or concerning ritual or ceremony’, is a neutral descriptive adjective (as in ceremonial occasions / ceremonial dress / for ceremonial reasons). Ceremonious, meaning ‘having or showing a… …   Modern English usage

  • ceremonious — ceremoniously, adv. ceremoniousness, n. /ser euh moh nee euhs/, adj. 1. carefully observant of ceremony; formally or elaborately polite: He greeted his rival with a ceremonious display of friendship. 2. pertaining to, marked by, or consisting of… …   Universalium

  • ceremonious — See ceremonial, ceremonious …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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