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1. 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.
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|Noun||1.||ceremoniousness - a ceremonial manner|
formalness, formality - a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies; "the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention"
unceremoniousness - an unceremonial manner
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