You are cold and ceremonious; what, in colloquial language, we should call short.
The note was not a long one, nor was it encumbered by any ceremonious phraseology.
Something he wanted in life had been refused him point-blank; in ceremonious terms, but with uncompromising plainness.
Finally, she bowed in a manner sufficiently distant and ceremonious.
Numberless and numbered droskies were darting through the streets, carrying gayly dressed officers making their ceremonious calls.
Hat and gloves are invariably worn with this gown if the affair is ceremonious.
ceremonious etiquette and detail duties were punctiliously observed.
His phrases are ceremonious without the dignity of ceremony.
The roasted leg or the saddle are the only forms of mutton permissible to serve at a ceremonious dinner.
He was ushered into the ceremonious, barely-furnished, best room.
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.