Cer`e*mo"ni*ous (?), a. [Cf. F. c'er'emonieux, L. Caerimoniosus.]

1.

Consisting of outward forms and rites; ceremonial. [In this sense ceremonial is now preferred.]

The ceremonious part of His worship. South.

2.

According to prescribed or customary rules and forms; devoted to forms and ceremonies; formally respectful; punctilious.

"Ceremonious phrases."

Addison.

Too ceremonious and traditional. Shak.

Syn. -- Formal; precise; exact. See Formal.

 

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