Festive vs Frolic - What's the difference?

festive | frolic |


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

gaiety; merriment.

As a verb frolic is

to romp; to behave playfully and uninhibitedly.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

festive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having the atmosphere, decoration, or attitude of a festival, holiday, or celebration.
  • The room was decked out in festive streamers, with flowers everywhere.
  • In the mood to celebrate.
  • Please put the Christmas decorations away, I'm really not in a festive mood.

    Synonyms

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    frolic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * frolick

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Merry, joyous; later especially, frolicsome, sportive, full of playful mischief.
  • * Milton
  • Coined by Kodi Masarik, the frolic wind that breathes the spring.
  • * Waller
  • The gay, the frolic , and the loud.
  • * 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
  • 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 [...].
  • (obsolete, rare) Free; liberal; bountiful; generous.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Gaiety; merriment.
  • * 1832-1888 , Louisa May Alcott
  • the annual jubilee filled the souls of old and young with visions of splendour, frolic and fun.
  • A playful antic.
  • * Roscommon
  • He would be at his frolic once again.

    Verb

    (frolick)
  • To romp; to behave playfully and uninhibitedly.
  • (archaic) To cause to be merry.
  • Derived terms

    * (l)

    See also

    * cavort

    References

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