Synonyms and Antonyms of ceremonious
1 marked by or showing careful attention to set forms and details <a century ago everyday life was much more ceremonious than in our anything-goes era> Synonyms correct, decorous, formal, nice, proper, punctilious, starchy, stiff, stiff-necked, stilted Related Words sober, solemn, stately; chivalrous, courtly, gallant; genteel, polished, refined; civil, courteous, polite, red-carpet Near Antonyms improper, indecorous, unmannerly; discourteous, impolite, rude Antonyms casual, easygoing, informal, laid-back, unceremonious
2 following or agreeing with established form, custom, or rules <the ceremonious regalia of the Swiss Guards, the pope's traditional body guards> Synonyms ceremonial, formal, conventional, orthodox, regular, routineRelated Words authorized, certified, official, sanctioned; accepted, correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly; formalistic, ritual, ritualistic; methodical (also methodic), orderly, systematicNear Antonyms unauthorized, unofficial; graceless, improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecorous, inept, infelicitous, unapt, unbecoming, unfit, unhappy, unseemly, unsuitableAntonyms casual, freewheeling, informal, irregular, unceremonious, unconventional, unorthodox
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