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festive

adjective

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indicative of or marked by high spirits or good humor
  • we arrived at the Christmas party to find everyone already in a festive mood, perhaps owing in part to the punch

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The first known use of festive was in 1613

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“Festive.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/festive. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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