noun, plural fes·tiv·i·ties.
Origin of festivity
Related Words for festivityfestival, hoopla, bash, gaiety, joviality, sport, levity, happiness, carousal, jamboree, merrymaking, amusement, party, hilarity, do, blowout, pleasure, merriment, conviviality, revel
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Contemporary Examples of festivity
Those of you who tuned in to the festivity in Sochi likely still have a few questions that remained unanswered.The Olympics Are Already Two Days Old. This Is Your Test.
February 9, 2014
Historical Examples of festivity
And thus evaporates the last vestige of the dragoon's Christmas festivity.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
He had expected some sort of festivity after the performance, but there was none.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Like Rose, he had died suddenly, a year later, on a day of festivity.Fruitfulness
They come upon us like some dire disaster in a time of festivity.Barrington
Charles James Lever
He was, as a matter of fact, just returning from a night of festivity at the Nobility Club.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
noun plural -ties
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.