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English definition of “ceremonious”

ceremonious

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