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ceremonially, ceremoniously

Which should you use, ceremonially or ceremoniously? The adverb ceremonially means in a way involving or relating to a ceremony. The adverb ceremoniously in a way that is very formal or polite.

Incorrect: The director welcomed us and shook hands ceremonially with each one of us.
Correct: The director welcomed us and shook hands ceremoniously with each one of us.
Incorrect: The bar was ceremoniously presented to Madagascar’s President during a ceremony attended by British and American diplomats.
Correct: The bar was ceremonially presented to Madagascar’s President during a ceremony attended by British and American diplomats.
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