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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cer·e·mo·ni·ous /ˌsɛrəˈmoniəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cer·e·mo·ni·ous a.
 1. Consisting of outward forms and rites; ceremonial.
 Note: [In this sense ceremonial is now preferred.]
    The ceremonious part of His worship.   --South.
 2. According to prescribed or customary rules and forms; devoted to forms and ceremonies; formally respectful; punctilious. Ceremonious phrases.”
    Too ceremonious and traditional.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Formal; precise; exact. See Formal.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : rigidly formal or bound by convention; "their ceremonious
            greetings did not seem heartfelt" [syn: conventional]