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fes·tive

 (fĕs′tĭv)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or appropriate for a feast or festival.
2. Merry; joyous: a festive party.

[Latin fēstīvus, from fēstus; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

fes′tive·ly adv.
fes′tive·ness n.
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festive

(ˈfɛstɪv) or

festivous

adj
appropriate to or characteristic of a holiday, etc; merry
[C17: from Latin festīvus joyful, from festus of a feast]
ˈfestively adv
ˈfestiveness n
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fes•tive

(ˈfɛs tɪv)

adj.
1. pertaining to or suitable for a feast or festival.
2. joyous; merry: a festive mood.
[1645–55; < Latin fēstīvus merry =fēst(us) festal + -īvus -ive]
fes′tive•ly, adv.
fes′tive•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.festive - offering fun and gaiety; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"
joyous - full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter"
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festive

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festive

adjective
1. Marked by festal celebration:
2. Providing joy and pleasure:
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Translations
إحْتِفالي، بَهيج
slavnostníveselý
festligmunter
ünnepi
hátíîlegur
iškilmėsšventiškas
svētku-

festive

[ˈfestɪv] ADJ (gen) → festivo; (= happy) → alegre
in (a) festive moodmuy alegre
the festive seasonlas Navidades
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festive

[ˈfɛstɪv] adj
(gen) [atmosphere, mood] → de fête; [occasion] → festif/ive
(= Christmas) [break] → des fêtes; [cooking, food] → pour les fêtesfestive season n
the festive season (British) (= Christmas) → la période des fêtes
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

festive

adjfestlich; the festive seasondie Festzeit; he was in (a) festive mooder war in festlicher Stimmung or in Festtagslaune
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festive

[ˈfɛstɪv] adjdi festa
the festive season (Brit) (Christmas) → il periodo delle feste natalizie
in a festive mood → di umore allegro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

festive

(ˈfestiv) adjective
happy and (as if) celebrating. a festive atmosphere.
feˈstivity (-ˈsti-) plural feˈstivities noun
a celebration. Come and join in the festivities.
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