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Ceremonious meaning

ceremonious - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Consisting of outward forms and rites; ceremonial. [ In this sense ceremonial is now preferred.]
  2. 2. According to prescribed or customary rules and forms; devoted to forms and ceremonies; formally respectful; punctilious.
  3. 3. Full of ceremony; formal.

ceremonious - examples of usage

  1. But I suppose young men are not so ceremonious now. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. The others found themselves somehow halted by Smith at the entrance and engaged in ceremonious conversation. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. He now drew out a large, square, ceremonious- looking envelope, at which he glanced as if, after all, he was rather surprised to see it, and said, " Oh, by the by, Mrs. Elmore, I wish you'd tell me what to do about this thing. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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