Etymology
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festivity (n.)

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

updated on October 30, 2014

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Definitions of festivity from WordNet

festivity (n.)
any joyous diversion;
Synonyms: celebration
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.