You are cold and ceremonious; what, in colloquial language, we should call short.
He was ushered into the ceremonious, barely-furnished, best room.
Something he wanted in life had been refused him point-blank; in ceremonious terms, but with uncompromising plainness.
Ole had been very modest and ceremonious with Lisbeth as he bade her good-by.
Numberless and numbered droskies were darting through the streets, carrying gayly dressed officers making their ceremonious calls.
The queens, stately and ceremonious, were softened and could not restrain their laughter.
ceremonious etiquette and detail duties were punctiliously observed.
The note was not a long one, nor was it encumbered by any ceremonious phraseology.
The roasted leg or the saddle are the only forms of mutton permissible to serve at a ceremonious dinner.
Finally, she bowed in a manner sufficiently distant and ceremonious.
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.