Festive Definition

fĕstĭv
adjective
Of, for, or suited to a feast or festival.
Webster's New World
Merry; joyous.
Webster's New World
The definition of festive refers to something for a party or cheerful and celebratory.
An example of a festive occasion is a parade.
YourDictionary

In the mood to celebrate.

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

Origin of Festive

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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