Ceremonious

• (a.) According to prescribed or customary rules and forms; devoted to forms and ceremonies; formally respectful; punctilious. • (a.) Consisting of outward forms and rites; ceremonial. [In this sense ceremonial is now preferred.]
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ceremonious

conventional adjective rigidly formal or bound by convention; `their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt`
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Ceremonious

Cer`e·mo'ni·ous adjective [ Confer French cérémonieux , Latin Caerimoniosus .] 1. Consisting of outward forms and rites; ceremonial. [ In this sense ceremonial is now preferred.] « The ceremonious part of His worship. South. » 2. A...
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ceremonious

[adj] - rigidly formal or bound by convention
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