vivacity


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vi·vac·i·ty

 (vĭ-văs′ĭ-tē, vī-)
n.
The quality or condition of being vivacious; liveliness: an energetic marching band that gave vivacity to the parade.

vivacity

(vɪˈvæsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the quality or condition of being vivacious
2. (often plural) rare a vivacious act or expression

vi•vac•i•ty

(vɪˈvæs ɪ ti, vaɪ-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being vivacious.
2. a vivacious act or statement.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vivacity - characterized by high spirits and animationvivacity - characterized by high spirits and animation
high-spiritedness - exuberant liveliness

vivacity

vivacity

noun
A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner:
Informal: ginger, pep, peppiness.
Slang: oomph.
Translations

vivacity

[vɪˈvæsɪtɪ] Nvivacidad f, animación f

vivacity

[vɪˈvæsəti] nvivacité f

vivacity

nLebhaftigkeit f; (of style)Lebendigkeit f; (of smile, laugh)Munterkeit f, → Aufgewecktheit f

vivacity

[vɪˈvæsɪtɪ] nvivacità
References in classic literature ?
On the other side, heat and vivacity in age, is an excellent composition for business.
She has her mother's charm and grace and good heart and sense of justice, and she has her father's vivacity and cheerfulness and pluck and spirit of enterprise, with the affectionate disposition and sincerity of both parents.
Poyser answering for the rest with unwonted vivacity of tongue, for he had all the appropriate wedding-day jokes at his command.
But while now upon so wide a field thus variously accomplished, and with such liveliness of expertness in him, too; all this would seem to argue some uncommon vivacity of intelligence.
The company broke up reluctantly, and drifted toward their several homes, chatting with vivacity and all agreeing that it would be many a long day before Dawson's Landing would see the equal of this one again.
He is healthy, but not robust, full of gentle playfulness and vivacity, already affectionate, and susceptible of passions and emotions it will be long ere he can find words to express.
No wonder then, as so much spirits must be required to support any vivacity in these scenes of dulness, that we hear persons of fashion eternally complaining of the want of them; a complaint confined entirely to upper life.
The children of the poor are therefore allowed to "feel" from their earliest years, and they gain thereby a precocity and an early vivacity which contrast at first most favourably with the inert, undeveloped, and listless behaviour of the half-instructed youths of the Polygonal class; but when the latter have at last completed their University course, and are prepared to put their theory into practice, the change that comes over them may almost be described as a new birth, and in every art, science, and social pursuit they rapidly overtake and distance their Triangular competitors.
I should like to have seen a gallery of coronation beauties, at Westminster Abbey, confronted for a moment by this band of island girls; their stiffness, formality, and affectation, contrasted with the artless vivacity and unconcealed natural graces of these savage maidens.
Then, indeed, does she captivate all hearts by her condescension, by her girlish vivacity, and by her skipping about as in the days when the hideous old general with the mouth too full of teeth had not cut one of them at two guineas each.
Brooke was nodding in a nap, she returned to the subject with renewed vivacity.
As one of its effects, it bestowed on his countenance a quicker mobility than the old Englishman's had possessed, and keener vivacity, but at the expense of a sturdier something, on which these acute endowments seemed to act like dissolving acids.