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adjective fes·tive \ˈfes-tiv\

Simple Definition of festive

  • : cheerful and exciting : suited to a celebration or holiday

  • : of or relating to Christmas

Full Definition of festive

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or suitable for a feast or festival <a festive occasion>

  2. 2 :  joyful, gay <a festive mood>

fes·tive·ly adverb
fes·tive·ness noun

Examples of festive

  1. The house looks very festive during the holidays.

  2. She was in a festive mood.

  3. The reunion will be a festive occasion.



Origin of festive

Latin festivus, from festum


First Known Use: 1613

Rhymes with festive



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