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festivity

[ fe-stiv-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF festivity

Synonyms for festivity

  • bash
  • festival
  • hoopla
  • amusement
  • blowout
  • carousal
  • clambake
  • conviviality
  • do
  • entertainment
  • fun
  • gaiety
  • happiness
  • hilarity
  • jamboree
  • jollity
  • joviality
  • joyfulness
  • levity
  • merriment
  • merrymaking
  • mirth
  • party
  • pleasure
  • revel
  • shindig
  • sport
  • whoopee
  • fun and games
  • reveling
  • revelment
  • wingding
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Antonyms for festivity

  • depression
  • gloom
  • misery
  • pain
  • sadness
  • seriousness
  • sorrow
  • unhappiness
  • work
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FESTIVITY

And thus evaporates the last vestige of the dragoon's Christmas festivity.

He had expected some sort of festivity after the performance, but there was none.

Like Rose, he had died suddenly, a year later, on a day of festivity.

They come upon us like some dire disaster in a time of festivity.

He was, as a matter of fact, just returning from a night of festivity at the Nobility Club.

All during that evening's festivity I could think of nothing else.

The preparations for festivity are ever interesting to young folk.

The symbol of festivity should be capacious, as well as prime in quality.

It was, perhaps, the most enjoyed of any Hamilton festivity.

On all sides the sounds of festivity, of music, and dancing, regaled the ear.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French festivité, from Latin festivitatem (nominative festivitas) "good fellowship, generosity," from festivus "festive," from festum "festival or holiday," neuter of festus "of a feast" (see feast). Related: Festivities.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FESTIVITY

banquet

nounformal dinner, usually ceremonial
  • feast
  • festivity
  • fete
  • meal
  • reception
  • regale
  • repast
  • spread
  • treat
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