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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fes-tl]
    • /ˈfɛs tl/
    • /festl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fes-tl]
    • /ˈfɛs tl/

Definitions of festal word

  • adjective festal pertaining to or befitting a feast, festival, holiday, or gala occasion. 1
  • noun festal Of, like, or relating to a celebration or festival. 1
  • adjective festal of or like a joyous celebration; festive 0
  • adjective festal festive, relating to a festival or feast. 0

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Origin of festal

First appearance:

before 1470
One of the 25% oldest English words
1470-80; < Latin fēst(um) feast + -al1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Festal


festal popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

festal usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for festal

adj festal

  • pleasant — pleasing, agreeable, or enjoyable; giving pleasure: pleasant news.
  • genial — of or relating to the chin.
  • hearty — warm-hearted; affectionate; cordial; jovial: a hearty welcome.
  • festive — pertaining to or suitable for a feast or festival: festive decorations; a festive meal.
  • jolly — in good spirits; lively; merry: In a moment he was as jolly as ever.

adjective festal

  • conversible — Capable of being converted.
  • entertaining — Providing amusement or enjoyment.
  • celebratory — A celebratory meal, drink, or other activity takes place to celebrate something such as a birthday, anniversary, or victory.
  • decorated — (often initial capital letter) of pertaining to, or characteristic of the English gothic architecture of the late 13th through the late 14th centuries, characterized by curvilinear tracery, elaborate ornamental sculpture and vaulting, and refinement of stonecutting techniques.
  • colourful — Something that is colourful has bright colours or a lot of different colours.

Antonyms for festal

adj festal

  • unfriendly — not amicable; not friendly or kindly in disposition; unsympathetic; aloof: an unfriendly coldness of manner.
  • apathetic — If you describe someone as apathetic, you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about doing anything.
  • lethargic — of, relating to, or affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish; apathetic.
  • blah — You use blah, blah, blah to refer to something that is said or written without giving the actual words, because you think that they are boring or unimportant.
  • staid — of settled or sedate character; not flighty or capricious.

Top questions with festal

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