Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ceremony

3 senses of ceremony

Sense 1
ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance -- (a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor")
       => affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function -- (a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions")

Sense 2
ceremony -- (any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way; "the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine"; "he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball"; "he disposed of it without ceremony")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 3
ceremony -- (the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; "an inaugural ceremony")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

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