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[ UK /sˌɛɹɪmˈə‍ʊnɪəs/ ]
  1. rigidly formal or bound by convention
    their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt
  2. characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display
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How To Use ceremonious In A Sentence

  • She was unceremoniously dumped to be replaced by a leader who could win the election.
  • Wilson also dispensed with the ceremoniousness hamstringing Boston's other lyceums, such as their practice of staging elaborate quasi-military "Banner Marches," which they sometimes even performed before military veterans. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Harriet Wilson's Sunday School
  • The latest crisis in West Indies cricket and the unceremonious sacking of the best WI talent is the ultimate insult to West Indians.
  • His father now ceremoniously conducted Mrs. Penniman to what he spoke of as the banqueting hall. The Wrong Twin
  • On the surface, it seems the radio babblers have been unceremoniously shushed.
  • German-French for “Madame la Vicomtesse,” and after many ceremonious bows, he drew from his pocket a dilapidated pocketbook, saying: “Che un betit bapier bour fous,” and unfolding as he handed it to her a piece of greasy paper. Une Vie
  • Bella knew some little girls in the house, but in a ceremonious way; Tom had formed no friendships among the boys at school such as he had left in Boston; as nearly as he could explain, the New York fellows carried canes at an age when they would have had them broken for them by the other boys at Boston; and they were both sissyish and fast. Complete March Family Trilogy
  • One night, Finn rocks a bit off and falls flat on his face, unceremoniously uncaught by an unwelcoming mosh pit.
  • One night, at a New York dinner party in the mid-1990s, Coplans unceremoniously expelled the hostess from her own kitchen, quartered some oranges, added them to the chicken and recooked it.
  • And not just because both teams were unceremoniously dumped out of the Champions League in midweek. The Sun
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