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ceremonious

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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

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2 following or agreeing with established form, custom, or rules
  • the ceremonious regalia of the Swiss Guards, the pope's traditional body guards

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ceremonial, ceremonious, formal, conventional mean marked by attention to or adhering strictly to prescribed forms. ceremonial and ceremonious both imply strict attention to what is prescribed by custom or by ritual, but ceremonial applies to things that are associated with ceremonies a ceremonial offering , ceremonious to persons given to ceremony or to acts attended by ceremony. made his ceremonious entrance formal applies both to things prescribed by and to persons obedient to custom and may suggest stiff, restrained, or old-fashioned behavior. a formal report the headmaster's formal manner conventional implies accord with general custom and usage conventional courtesy and may suggest a stodgy lack of originality or independence. conventional fiction

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The first known use of ceremonious was in 1553

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“Ceremonious.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ceremonious. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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