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 ?
There was color, light, and life in the boy's face now, vivacity in his manner, and genuine merriment in his laugh.
The chicken, hereupon, though almost as venerable in appearance as its, mother--possessing, indeed, the whole antiquity of its progenitors in miniature,--mustered vivacity enough to flutter upward and alight on Phoebe's shoulder.
Such were some of the thoughts that now stirred in Hester's mind, with as much vivacity of impression as if they had actually been whispered into her ear.
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.
Henrique, the eldest son of Alfred, was a noble, dark-eyed, princely boy, full of vivacity and spirit; and, from the first moment of introduction, seemed to be perfectly fascinated by the spirituelle graces of his cousin Evangeline.
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.
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.
I have a great deal of vivacity in my own way, but I really must be allowed to judge when to speak and when to hold my tongue.
But when this passed away, when her spirits became collected, when she saw that to the perfect good-breeding of the gentleman, he united frankness and vivacity, and above all, when she heard him declare, that of music and dancing he was passionately fond, she gave him such a look of approbation as secured the largest share of his discourse to herself for the rest of his stay.
The Lowood constraint still clings to you somewhat; controlling your features, muffling your voice, and restricting your limbs; and you fear in the presence of a man and a brother--or father, or master, or what you will--to smile too gaily, speak too freely, or move too quickly: but, in time, I think you will learn to be natural with me, as I find it impossible to be conventional with you; and then your looks and movements will have more vivacity and variety than they dare offer now.
Magdalen's disguised re-appearance at the end of the act, in the character of "Lucy" -- with false hair and false eyebrows, with a bright-red complexion and patches on her cheeks, with the gayest colors flaunting in her dress, and the shrillest vivacity of voice and manner -- fairly staggered the audience.
He had been talking all day, on many subjects, and with unusual vivacity.