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Meaning of FESTIVE

Pronunciation:  'festiv

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  offering fun and gaiety; "a gala ball after the inauguration"; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"

FESTIVE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: festal, gala(a), gay, joyous, merry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fes"tive\, a. [L. festivus, fr. festum holiday, feast.
See {feast}, and cf. {Festivous}.]
Pertaining to, or becoming, a feast; festal; joyous; gay;
mirthful; sportive. -- {Fes"tive*ly}, adv.

      The glad circle round them yield their souls To festive
      mirth and wit that knows no gall.        --Thomson.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: blithe, blithesome, boon, convivial, festal, free and easy, gala, gay, gladsome, gleeful, hail-fellow-well-met, hearty, hilarious, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, lighthearted, merry, merrymaking, mirthful, on the loose