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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Famous Quotes Containing Festive:

I love the culture of grilling. It creates an atmosphere that is festive but casual.

-- Bobby Flay (American Celebrity)

Our thoughts fly therefore by themselves in this festive hour of our plant community, to the man whom we thank for the ressurection of our Nation: Adolf Hitler, the patron of German labour and German art.

-- Gustav Krupp (German Businessman)

Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're feeling festive?

-- Roseanne Barr (American Actress)

What good to me is the festive garment of freedom when I am in a slave's smock at home?

-- Johann G. Hamann ( -)

Swirls of antique stained glass, blazes of brass, forests of carved wood and waterfalls of crystal combine to make up the city's most fabulously festive interior.

-- Mimi Sheraton ( -)

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