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Webster 1913 Edition


Festivity

Fes-tiv′i-ty

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Festivities
(#)
.
[L.
festivitas
: cf. F.
festivité
.]
1.
The condition of being festive; social joy or exhilaration of spirits at an entertaintment; joyfulness; gayety.
The unrestrained
festivity
of the rustic youth.
Bp. Hurd.
2.
A festival; a festive celebration.
Sir T. Browne.

Webster 1828 Edition


Festivity

FESTIV'ITY

,
Noun.
[L. festivitas.]
1.
Primarily, the mirth of a feast; hence, joyfulness; gaiety; social joy or exhilaration of spirits at an entertainment.
2.
A festival. [Not in use.]

Definition 2022


festivity

festivity

English

Noun

festivity (plural festivities)

  1. (often pluralized) A festival or similar celebration.
  2. An experience or expression of celebratory feeling, merriment, gaiety.

Antonyms

  • (experience or expression of celebratory feeling, merriment): infestivity

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