Cer`e*mo"ni*ous (?), a. [Cf. F. c'er'emonieux, L. Caerimoniosus.]
Consisting of outward forms and rites; ceremonial. [In this sense ceremonial is now preferred.]
The ceremonious part of His worship.
According to prescribed or customary rules and forms; devoted to forms and ceremonies; formally respectful; punctilious.
Too ceremonious and traditional.
Syn. -- Formal; precise; exact. See Formal.
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