love·​fest ˈləv-ˌfest How to pronounce lovefest (audio)
: love feast sense 2
broadly : an expression or exchange of goodwill, praise, or affection

Examples of lovefest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wednesday’s shareholders meeting, which will be held virtually, is expected to be a stark departure from the lovefest of a few years ago when Disney largely celebrated the prowess of the Mouse House, which towered over the rest of the industry. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2024 In that magical land, also known as Netflix, adolescence for people like him is not only survivable but often a lovefest, all closet doors blown off their hinges. Jesse Green, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2024 Despite all their conflicts in the past, they’re presented as one big lovefest. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, 3 Dec. 2023 Performers ranging from Beyoncé to Bruce Springsteen have done their share to bring back pre-pandemic style lovefests. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2023 The visual is a throwback lovefest, opening with Monét in a Ciara-esque red outfit with the moves to match. Vulture, 15 Aug. 2023 The event was, indeed, a lovefest, with dozens of speakers and nearly 100 attendees laughing, crying and sharing memories of McCarthy collected over the years. Hannah Gaskill, Baltimore Sun, 20 July 2023 Earlier this month, the Brookings Institution hosted what would have been unthinkable a decade ago: a fulsome discussion, at times an outright lovefest, between officials from the U.S. government and the International Criminal Court (ICC). David Kaye, Foreign Affairs, 16 Apr. 2013 The drama has left us with baseball’s latest and greatest rivalry, at least for the rest of this season, making the Dodgers-Giants, Cubs-Cardinals and Yankees-Red Sox rivalries look like a lovefest. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 17 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lovefest was in 1907

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“Lovefest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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