ceremonious


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  • adj

Synonyms for ceremonious

fond of or given to ceremony

of or characterized by ceremony

Synonyms for ceremonious

characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display

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rigidly formal or bound by convention

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The French officer likewise represented, with evident satisfaction, that under their tuition the king and queen had imbibed proper notions of their elevated station, and on all ceremonious occasions conducted themselves with suitable dignity.
Yates, with an urgency which differed from his but in being more gentle or more ceremonious, and which altogether was quite overpowering to Fanny; and before she could breathe after it, Mrs.
Likewise I knew that, up to the time of my journey to Paris, she and the Frenchman had been more ceremonious towards our party--they had stood on a much more precise and delicate footing with them; but that now their acquaintanceship--their friendship, their intimacy--had taken on a much more off-hand and rough-and-ready air.
The queen rose, full of severity, and with an icy ceremonious manner.
While at anchor at this place, much ceremonious visiting and long conferences took place between the potentate of the islands and the partners of the company.
It was not a ceremonious hour for making a call, but I was not sorry to do something that would show I was not performing a mere ceremony.
Hurrying from her chamber to the parlor, she had ever since been viewing herself in the large looking-glass and practising pretty airs-now a smile, now a ceremonious dignity of aspect, and now a softer smile than the former, kissing her hand likewise, tossing her head, and managing her fan; while within the mirror an unsubstantial little maid repeated every gesture and did all the foolish things that Polly did, but without making her ashamed of them.
Dona Rita returned my distant how with a slight, charmingly ceremonious inclination of her body.
His cold politeness, his ceremonious grace, were worse than anything.
He was a model character for such a purpose--serious civil ceremonious curious stiff, stuffed with knowledge and convinced that, as lately rearranged, the German Empire places in the most striking light the highest of all the possibilities of the greatest of all the peoples.
He is ceremonious, stately, most polite on every occasion to my Lady, and holds her personal attractions in the highest estimation.
The French are polite, but it is often mere ceremonious politeness.
With a grave and ceremonious air, Marfa Borisovna motioned the prince to a chair at one of the card-tables.
A week after his arrival, the young Polish count, Willarski, whom Pierre had known slightly in Petersburg society, came into his room one evening in the official and ceremonious manner in which Dolokhov's second had called on him, and, having closed the door behind him and satisfied himself that there was nobody else in the room, addressed Pierre.
He has been so extremely ceremonious and stately of late, I can't imagine what it is all about, unless you have desperately offended him.