Definitions for: Festive


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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