Festive meaning

fĕstĭv
The definition of festive refers to something for a party or cheerful and celebratory.

An example of a festive occasion is a parade.

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Of, for, or suited to a feast or festival.
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Of, relating to, or appropriate for a feast or festival.
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Merry; joyous.
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The room was decked out in festive streamers, with flowers everywhere.

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Merry; joyous.

A festive party.

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In the mood to celebrate.

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

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Origin of festive

  • Latin fēstīvus from fēstus dhēs- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary