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vi·va·cious

 (vĭ-vā′shəs, vī-)
adj.
Full of animation and spirit; lively: a charming and vivacious host.

[From Latin vīvāx, vīvāc-, from vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

vi·va′cious·ly adv.
vi·va′cious·ness n.

vivacious

(vɪˈveɪʃəs)
adj
1. full of high spirits and animation; lively or vital
2. obsolete having or displaying tenacity of life
[C17: from Latin vīvax lively; see vivace]
viˈvaciously adv
viˈvaciousness n

vi•va•cious

(vɪˈveɪ ʃəs, vaɪ-)

adj.
lively; animated; spirited.
[1635–45; < Latin vīvāx, s. vīvāc- long-lived, vigorous, adj. derivative of vīvere to live (see vital); see -acious]
vi•va′cious•ly, adv.
vi•va′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vivacious - vigorous and animated; "a vibrant group that challenged the system"; "a charming and vivacious hostess"; "a vivacious folk dance"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

vivacious

vivacious

adjective
Very brisk, alert, and full of high spirits:
Informal: peppy.
Idioms: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of life.
Translations
مَليء بالحَيَوِيَّة والنَّشاط
temperamentní
livlig
líflegur
dzīvespriecīgssparīgsžirgts
hayat doluşen

vivacious

[vɪˈveɪʃəs] ADJvivaz, animado

vivacious

[vɪˈveɪʃəs] adjplein(e) de vivacité

vivacious

adjlebhaft; character, person alsotemperamentvoll; colour, clothes alsoleuchtend bunt; smile, laughmunter, aufgeweckt

vivacious

[vɪˈveɪʃəs] adjvivace, pieno/a di brio

vivacious

(viˈveiʃəs) adjective
lively and bright. She is vivacious and attractive.
viˈvaciously adverb
viˈvaciousness noun
References in classic literature ?
Merriman, a pretty, vivacious little woman in the thirties; her husband, a jovial fellow, something of a shallow-pate, who laughed a good deal at other people's witticisms, and had thereby made himself extremely popular.
Dimmesdale exhibited no symptom of positive and vivacious suffering, except that, as little Pearl had remarked, he kept his hand over his heart.
If you yourself can withstand three cheers at beholding these vivacious fish, then heaven help ye; the spirit of godly gamesomeness is not in ye.
Augustine, with his blue eyes and golden hair, his ethereally flexible form and vivacious features; and Alfred, dark-eyed, with haughty Roman profile, firmly-knit limbs, and decided bearing.
Her idea of pleasure was an ever-changing circle of admirers to fetch and carry for her, the more publicly the better; incessant chaff and laughter and vivacious conversation, made eloquent and effective by arch looks and telling glances.
She made reasonable progress, entertained for me a vivacious, though perhaps not very profound, affection; and by her simplicity, gay prattle, and efforts to please, inspired me, in return, with a degree of attachment sufficient to make us both content in each other's society.
No vivacious Bacchanalian flame leaped out of the pressed grape of Monsieur Defarge: but, a smouldering fire that burnt in the dark, lay hidden in the dregs of it.
Gummidge's, for they were again at their usual flow, and he was full of vivacious conversation as we went along.
And thus it had come about that Orlando had gone off for his month's holiday with a charming girl, who, with the cynic, will no doubt account for his stern adherence to duty; and Rosalind had gone off for hers with a pretty young man whom she'd liked well enough to go to the theatre and to supper with,--a young man who was indeed a dear friend, and a vivacious, sympathetic companion, but whom, as a substitute for Orlando, she immediately began to hate.
Upon my entrance, Usher rose from a sofa on which he had been lying at full length, and greeted me with a vivacious warmth which had much in it, I at first thought, of an overdone cordiality--of the constrained effort of the ennuye man of the world.
The guests found her sweet and unassuming, laughing, vivacious and a never exhausted storehouse of quaint and interesting jungle lore.
We have now to search for Athos," said D'Artagnan to the vivacious Aramis, when he had informed him of all that had passed since their departure from the capital, and an excellent dinner had made one of them forget his thesis and the other his fatigue.