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.


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