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In the mood to celebrate.
From French festif, from Latin festivus (“pertaining to a feast, gay, lively, joyous”). Equivalent to feast + -ive.
Latin fēstīvus from fēstus dhēs- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Then the proceedings became festive, queens and great ladies taking part.
It was near ten o'clock the next morning when Martha awoke in a festive mood with the appetite of a hibernating bear.
The picture gallery is associated with the festive scenes that occurred during the short residence of Prince Charles in 1745; and in it the election of representative peers for Scotland takes place.
We put up festive lights and decorate a Christmas tree.
Pilgrimages to Mecca were not tied to a single time, but they were naturally associated with festive occasions, and especially with the great annual feast and market.
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