Definition of Ceremonious

1. Adjective. Characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display.

Exact synonyms: Pompous
Partainyms: Ceremony, Pomp
Derivative terms: Pomp



2. Adjective. Rigidly formal or bound by convention. "Their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt"
Exact synonyms: Conventional
Similar to: Formal
Derivative terms: Ceremoniousness, Ceremony, Ceremony

Definition of Ceremonious

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

Definition of Ceremonious

1. Adjective. Fond of ceremony, ritual or strict etiquette; punctilious ¹

2. Adjective. Characterized by rigid formality ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ceremonious

1. [adj]

Ceremonious Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Ceremonious Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ceremonious

cered
cerement
cerements
ceremonial behaviour
ceremonial dance
ceremonial occasion
ceremonialism
ceremonialisms
ceremonialist
ceremonialists
ceremonially
ceremonialness
ceremonials
ceremonies
ceremonious (current term)
ceremoniously
ceremoniousness
ceremony
cereologist
cereologists
cereology
cereolysin
cereopsis
cereous
ceresin
ceresine
ceresines
ceresins
cereus

Literary usage of Ceremonious

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Sometimes they have oversimplified, as Shaw 1975 does by saying ceremonial applies to things and ceremonious to people and things. As we shall see, ..."

2. Recollections of a Service of Three Years During the War-of-extermination in by Simón Bolívar (1828)
"... another Officer—Re-embarkation of the Division for Cumana— Strange Mismanagement of Admiral Brion—ceremonious Naval Chace—Murmurs of the Seamen—Ironical ..."

3. History of the United Netherlands, from the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1900)
"... with which Rogers is much touched—The queen not pleased with her envoy—Credulity of the English commissioners—ceremonious meeting of all the envoys— ..."

4. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1858)
"... the Elected Candidates—Hia Efforts to Escape a ceremonious Reception—His Reception—Interview with the President and Mr. Adams's Overtures—Sworn into ..."

5. A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada: From the Mss. of Fray Antonio Agapida by Washington Irving (1829)
"... ceremonious reception at court of the Count de Cabra and the alcayde de los ... at the stately and ceremonious court of Castile, in reward for the ..."

6. English Hymns: Their Authors and History by Samuel Willoughby Duffield (1886)
"She pleased herself with thinking how delighted the little one would be, but they were no sooner seated than the child, observing the ceremonious pause, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Ceremonious

Search for Ceremonious on Dictionary.com!Search for Ceremonious on Thesaurus.com!Search for Ceremonious on Google!Search for Ceremonious on Wikipedia!

Search