Definition of 'festive'
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It makes the festive season last longer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The festive period can be tough with games coming thick and fast. The Sun (2016)Go glam with silver and gold or festive reds and g y ers er greens. The Sun (2016)But will he make it another festive season full of misery? The Sun (2016)Here are the best and worst ways to fund the festive period. The Sun (2016)The best panel show on telly bar none answers these and other burning questions in a tremendous festive special. The Sun (2016)So, loads of you have been asking me to do a nice festive red eye. Times, Sunday Times (2016)GET outside and walk off some of that festive food. The Sun (2016)FESTIVE food is about more than just one big meal. The Sun (2016)We have photographed 200 calories of different festive foods so you can see how much you should be eating. The Sun (2016)Wild outpourings of grief combine with a wildly festive atmosphere. Molly Keane's Ireland (1993)So here are some jolly good deals to get you in the festive mood. The Sun (2012)You should also consider cover for accidental damage as well as insuring your festive food. The Sun (2013)What would the festive season be without it? Times, Sunday Times (2008)This will help you deal with any additional stress over the festive period with ease. The Sun (2013)Since when is a red pepper festive? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Raise a glass to the festive celebrations. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Back then the atmosphere had been festive and communal. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She does not like all the fuss and is not intending to get into a festive mood. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Make it festive with food and decorations. Christianity Today (2000)They realise the festive season can be the perfect time to be single. The Sun (2011)The best programme on over the festive period. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Ignore those joyous festive celebrations constantly on telly. The Sun (2009)Seeing a loved one get back to their best puts you in a festive mood. The Sun (2011)Spare a thought this festive season for the poor showbiz editors forced to go without decent celebrities. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Ministers were told not to take holidays over the festive period. Times, Sunday Times (2012)How exciting festive celebrations must have been then. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Festive mood only spoilt when we leave and one of the soldiers apparently wants to detain us. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The mood was giddy, the atmosphere festive. The Passion of Michel Foucault (1993)Wossy is pushing lots of big buttons on this, a festive special that also ends his current series. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But when I saw the festive special, it was just so funny. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'festive'
British English: festive ADJECTIVE
Something that is festive is special, colourful, or exciting, especially because of a holiday or celebration.
The town has a festive holiday atmosphere.
Definition of festive from the Collins English Dictionary
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