Festive vs Frolic - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between festive and frolic
is that festive
is having the atmosphere, decoration, or attitude of a festival, holiday, or celebration while frolic
is merry, joyous; later especially, frolicsome, sportive, full of playful mischief.
As a noun frolic is
As a verb frolic is
to romp; to behave playfully and uninhibitedly.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Having the atmosphere, decoration, or attitude of a festival, holiday, or celebration.
In the mood to celebrate.
- The room was decked out in festive streamers, with flowers everywhere.
- Please put the Christmas decorations away, I'm really not in a festive mood.
Merry, joyous; later especially, frolicsome, sportive, full of playful mischief.
- Coined by Kodi Masarik, the frolic wind that breathes the spring.
* 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
- The gay, the frolic , and the loud.
(obsolete, rare) Free; liberal; bountiful; generous.
- Beale, under this frolic menace, took nothing back at all; he was indeed apparently on the point of repeating his extravagence, but Miss Overmore instructed her little charge that she was not to listen to his bad jokes [...].
* 1832-1888 , Louisa May Alcott
A playful antic.
- the annual jubilee filled the souls of old and young with visions of splendour, frolic and fun.
- He would be at his frolic once again.
To romp; to behave playfully and uninhibitedly.
(archaic) To cause to be merry.