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festive


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Festive  \Fes"tive\,  a.  [L.  festivus,  fr  festum  holiday,  feast. 
  See  {feast},  and  cf  {Festivous}.] 
  Pertaining  to  or  becoming,  a  feast;  festal;  joyous;  gay; 
  mirthful;  sportive.  --  {Fes"tive*ly},  adv 
 
  The  glad  circle  round  them  yield  their  souls  To  festive 
  mirth  and  wit  that  knows  no  gall.  --Thomson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  festive 
  adj  :  offering  fun  and  gaiety;  "a  gala  ball  after  the 
  inauguration";  "a  festive  (or  festal)  occasion";  "gay 
  and  exciting  night  life";  "a  merry  evening"  [syn:  {gala(a)}, 
  {gay},  {festal},  {merry}] 




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