- full of ceremony
- characterized by conventional usages or formality; very polite
- excessively formal or proper
Origin of ceremoniousFrench cérémonieux
- Strictly observant of or devoted to ceremony, ritual, or etiquette; punctilious: “borne on silvery trays by ceremonious world-weary waiters” ( Financial Times )
- a. Characterized by ceremony.b. In accord with prescribed or customary usage; rigidly formal.
(comparative more ceremonious, superlative most ceremonious)
From Middle French cérémonieux, from Late Latin caerimoniosus, from Latin caerimonia.