festive festive  /ˈfɛ stɪv/


  • (adj) offering fun and gaiety



  1. It looks like a lighthouse that has been converted into a festive nuclear missile.
  2. Throughout Malacanang Palace there was a festive air.
  3. But most of the jostling travelers were in a festive, uncomplaining mood.


  1. Some on Grand Strand celebrate Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act ruling

    Stevie Wyatt is certain the atmosphere at Club Pulse will be especially festive this week following the Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun News

  2. Appetizers: LowBrau owners to launch Block Butcher Bar

    The epic beer list and festive, high-decibel environs have marked LowBrau as one of the hottest midtown hang-outs since opening six months ago.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

  3. Lemoore merchants to launch farmers market

    LEMOORE — Downtown Lemoore is about to get a lot more festive on Tuesday nights. The Downtown Merchants Advisory Committee will kick off a farmers market on July 9.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Hanford Sentinel


  1. "It just wouldn't be appropriate to have a festive occasion while a near tragedy or a terrible challenge is presented in the form of a natural disaster," McCain said in an interview taped Saturday with "Fox News Sunday." "So we're monitoring...
    on Aug 30, 2008 By: John McCain Source: The Southern Ledger (blog)

  2. "With deep apprehension I think, on this festive day, of the Middle East, marked by so many grave crises and conflicts, and I express my hope that the way will be opened to a just and lasting peace," Benedict said Monday.
    on Sep 14, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Christian Post

  3. "In a festive environment where everyone can celebrate, we hope the Olympic torch relay will proceed smoothly," Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said in Tokyo.
    on Apr 25, 2008 By: Nobutaka Machimura Source: SI.com

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