Synonyms of ceremony
1 ritualDictionary • The flag was blessed in a ceremony in the local cathedral.
ritual • This is the most ancient and holiest of the rituals.
service • The President was attending the morning service.
rite • a fertility rite
observance • Numerous religious observances set the rhythm of the day.
commemoration • A special commemoration for her will be held next week.
2 formalityDictionary • He was crowned with great ceremony.
formality • The will was read, but it was a formality.
ceremonial • It is difficult to imagine a more impressive ceremonial.
propriety • Their sense of social propriety is eroded.
decorum • I was treated with decorum and respect
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ceremonialCeremonial consists of all the impressive things that are done, said, and worn on very formal occasions.
• It is difficult to imagine a more impressive ceremonial.
• A special commemoration for her will be held next week.
decorumDecorum is behaviour that people consider to be correct, polite, and respectable.
• I was treated with decorum and respect
Thesaurus for ceremony from the Collins English Thesaurus
a formal act or ritual, often set by custom or tradition, performed in observation of an event or anniversary