Meaning of “ceremonious” in the English Dictionary

"ceremonious" in British English

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uk /ˌser.ɪˈməʊ.ni.əs/ us /ˌser.əˈmoʊ.ni.əs/

Ceremonious behaviour is very or too formal or polite.

adverb uk /ˌser.ɪˈməʊ.ni.ə us /ˌser.əˈmoʊ.ni.ə

He shook hands ceremoniously with each of his supporters as they arrived.

(Definition of “ceremonious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)