festive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French festif, from Latin festivus (pertaining to a feast, gay, lively, joyous). Equivalent to feast +‎ -ive.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

festive (comparative more festive, superlative most festive)

  1. Having the atmosphere, decoration, or attitude of a festival, holiday, or celebration.
    The room was decked out in festive streamers, with flowers everywhere.
  2. In the mood to celebrate.
    Please put the Christmas decorations away, I'm really not in a festive mood.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

festive f pl

  1. feminine plural of festivo

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fēstīvus (joyous, festive; pleasing), from fēstus (feast-like; festive).

Adverb[edit]

fēstīvē (not comparable)

  1. agreeably, pleasantly, delightfully
  2. humorously, facetiously, wittily

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