What is the difference between Ceremonial and Ceremonious?




What is the difference between Ceremonial and Ceremonious? :


Ceremonial : (adjective)

(
1 ) Of, used for or involving a ceremony

Formal

He bought a ceremonial dress.

The ceremonial part of a marriage is very important.

She invites me on ceremonial occasions.



Ceremonial : (noun)

(
1 ) Systems of rules and procedures for ceremonies or formal occasions

You should observe the ceremonials of religion.

Everything was performed with due ceremonial.



Ceremonious : (adjective)

(
1 ) Full of ceremony

Very formal

Do not be ceremonious with your fast friends.

I bid her an unusually ceremonious farewell.


(
2 ) Elaborately performed

He unveiled the picture with a ceremonious gesture.











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