ceremoniousness

[ ser-uh-moh-nee-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF ceremoniousness

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He was courteous, with a sort of condensed courtesy—the shorthand of ceremoniousness.

Take heed therefore of the Pharisees' ceremoniousness and censoriousness.

The interview was brief, and marked by a rudeness at its close that contrasted sharply with the ceremoniousness of its inception.

He swung his broad-brimmed hat from his head, and bent his body with the ceremoniousness of the country ball-room.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Middle French cérémonieux or directly from Late Latin caerimoniosus, from Latin caerimonia (see ceremony). Meaning "full of show and ceremony" is from 1610s. Related: Ceremoniously; ceremoniousness.

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