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Wordnet 3.0


1. offering fun and gaiety;
- Example: "a festive (or festal) occasion"
- Example: "gay and exciting night life"
- Example: "a merry evening"
[syn: gay, festal, festive, merry]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] The glad circle round them yield their souls To festive mirth and wit that knows no gall. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

festive adj 1: offering fun and gaiety; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening" [syn: gay, festal, festive, merry]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "festive": blithe, blithesome, boon, convivial, festal, free and easy, gala, gay, gladsome, gleeful, hail-fellow-well-met, hearty, hilarious, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, lighthearted, merry, merrymaking, mirthful, on the loose