What does festive mean?

Definitions for festive
ˈfɛs tɪvfes·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gay, festal, festive, merry(adj)

    offering fun and gaiety

    "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"


  1. festive(Adjective)

    Having the atmosphere, decoration, or attitude of a festival, holiday, or celebration.

    The room was decked out in festive streamers, with flowers everywhere.

  2. festive(Adjective)

    In the mood to celebrate.

    Please put the Christmas decorations away, I'm really not in a festive mood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Festive(adj)

    pertaining to, or becoming, a feast; festal; joyous; gay; mirthful; sportive

  2. Origin: [L. festivus, fr. festum holiday, feast. See feast, and cf. Festivous.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Festive

    fes′tiv, adj. festal: mirthful.—n. Fes′tival, a joyful celebration: a feast.—adv. Fes′tively.—n. Festiv′ity, social mirth: joyfulness: gaiety.—adj. Fes′tivous, festive. [L. festivusfestus.]

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  1. Alex
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How to say festive in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of festive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of festive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of festive in a Sentence

  1. dejan stojanovic:

    The light teaches you to convert life into a festive promenade.

  2. Tayyip Erdogan:

    I wish May 1 to be celebrated in a festive mood without provocations.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The reality is that no class of people who celebrate the festive occasion with so great fervour as the lower middle mass.

  4. Yoshiie Horii:

    Japanese are in a festive mood, with the new imperial era beginning and the 10-day break, we think this holiday will spur consumer spending.

  5. Yohan Samarakkody:

    The foreign participation is low, expecting a federal rate hike, while local participation was low due to the festive season and the ongoing investigations.

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