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Another word for ceremony

  1. A formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual

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  3. A conventional social gesture or act without intrinsic purpose

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  5. Strict observance of social conventions

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Synonym Study

  • Formality suggests a conventional, often meaningless, act or custom, usually one associated with social activity the formalities of polite conversation
  • Ritual refers to rites or ceremonies collectively, esp. to the rites of a particular religion the ritual of voodooism, and in extended use is applied to a regularly repeated act or series of acts performed in a set, ceremonial manner bedtime rituals
  • Rite refers to the prescribed form for a religious ceremony or procedure burial rites
  • Ceremony refers to a formal, usually solemn, act established as proper to some religious or state occasion the ceremony of launching a ship