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English definition of “ceremonious”

ceremonious

adjective uk   /ˌser.ɪˈməʊ.ni.əs/ us    /-ˈmoʊ-/
describes behaviour that is very or too formal or politeManners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful
ceremoniously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
He shook hands ceremoniously with each of his supporters as they arrived.Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful
(Definition of ceremonious from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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