gay, festal, festive, merry(adj)
offering fun and gaiety
"a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"
Having the atmosphere, decoration, or attitude of a festival, holiday, or celebration.
The room was decked out in festive streamers, with flowers everywhere.
In the mood to celebrate.
Please put the Christmas decorations away, I'm really not in a festive mood.
pertaining to, or becoming, a feast; festal; joyous; gay; mirthful; sportive
Etymology: [L. festivus, fr. festum holiday, feast. See feast, and cf. Festivous.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. festivus—festus.]
The numerical value of festive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of festive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of festive in a Sentence
I first had this festive and delicious Iberian specialty when I was living and writing about food there years ago, since then, it's remained one of my favorites.
The reality is that no class of people who celebrate the festive occasion with so great fervour as the lower middle mass.
I wish May 1 to be celebrated in a festive mood without provocations.
'At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge,' said the gentleman, taking up a pen, 'it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. ... We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.'
This is the time when consumers are actually in spending mode, that's why every company wants to win the battle during the festive period.
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