anti-ceremonious

ceremonious

[ser-uh-moh-nee-uhs]
adjective
1.
carefully observant of ceremony; formally or elaborately polite: He greeted his rival with a ceremonious display of friendship.
2.
pertaining to, marked by, or consisting of ceremony; formal: a ceremonious reception.

Origin:
1545–55; ceremony + -ous; compare Middle French cerimonieux < Late Latin caerimōniōsus

ceremoniously, adverb
ceremoniousness, noun
anticeremonious, adjective
anticeremoniously, adverb
anticeremoniousness, noun
nonceremonious, adjective
nonceremoniously, adverb
nonceremoniousness, noun
superceremonious, adjective
superceremoniously, adverb
superceremoniousness, noun

ceremonial, ceremonious.


1. ceremonial; conventional, punctilious.
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ceremonious (ˌsɛrɪˈməʊnɪəs)
 
adj
1.  especially or excessively polite or formal
2.  observing ceremony; involving formalities
 
cere'moniously
 
adv
 
cere'moniousness
 
n

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ceremonious
1555, from Fr. cérémonieux, from L. cærimoniosus, from cærimonia (see ceremony). Meaning "full of show and ceremony" is from 1611. Ceremoniously is recorded from 1596.
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