Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to a feast; festive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to a feast; festive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Festive: as, a festivous occasion.

Etymologies

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See festive.

Examples

  • Certes, if thou hast chuckled over their factious and festivous descriptions, or hadst thy mind filled with pleasure at the strange and pleasant turns of fortune which they record, verily, I have also simpered when I beheld a second storey with attics, that has arisen on the basis of my small domicile at

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • To supply, to some extent, this lacuna in our popular literature has been the object of the present work, in which, it is hoped, may be found much curious and interesting physiological information, interspersed with _recherché_ and festivous anecdotes.

    Aphrodisiacs and Anti-aphrodisiacs: Three Essays on the Powers of Reproduction

  • Certes, if thou hast chuckled over their factious and festivous descriptions, or hadst thy mind filled with pleasure at the strange and pleasant turns of fortune which they record, verily, I have also simpered when I beheld a second storey with attics, that has arisen on the basis of my small domicile at Gandercleugh, the walls having been aforehand pronounced by Deacon Barrow to be capable of enduring such an elevation.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Certes, if thou hast chuckled over their factious and festivous descriptions, or hadst thy mind filled with pleasure at the strange and pleasant turns of fortune which they record, verily, I have also simpered when I beheld a second storey with attics, that has arisen on the basis of my small domicile at Gandercleugh, the walls having been aforehand pronounced by

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • The plot of this play is taken from Gayton's festivous notes on Don Quixote, book iv.ch. 6, &c. and the scene lies in Venice.

    Biographia dramatica, or, A companion to the playhouse:

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