Synonyms and Antonyms of ritual
1 a usual manner of behaving or doing <her morning ritual is to enjoy a bracing cup of coffee while reading the newspaper> Synonyms custom, fashion, habitude, pattern, practice (also practise), habit, second nature, trick, way, wontRelated Words addiction; disposition; bent, inclination, proclivity, set, tendency, tenor, turn; bag, convention, form, mode, style; usage, use; deportment, manners, mores; drill, groove, jog trot, regime (also régime), regimen, rote, routine, rut; affectation, airs, pose; attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; eccentricity, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity, tic
2 an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules <a ritual that the ancient peoples of that country believed would bring rain> Synonyms ceremonial, ceremony, form, formality, observance, rite, solemnityRelated Words amenities, civility, decorum, etiquette, graces, proprieties; protocol; convention, custom, habit, manners, mores, practice (also practise), standard, tradition, way; celebration, service
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