The story goes that all the saints, festively assembled, were drinking wine.
But do you see how festively the girls have arranged everything in your honour?
With them, as well as with most of the tribes of Western Ucayali, the birth of a child is festively celebrated.
At that time Nana was much tormented by circumstances and not at all festively inclined.
This sprightly summer cheese is generously sprinkled with the local brandy and festively wrapped in fresh green leaves.
1650s, "pertaining to a feast," from Latin festivus "festive, joyous, gay," from festum "festival, holiday," noun use of neuter of adjective festus (see feast (n.)).
Meaning "mirthful" is attested by 1774. Unattested from 1651 to 1735; modern use may be a back-formation from festivity. Related: Festively; festiveness.