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 (vĭ-vā′shəs, vī-)
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.
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A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner:
Informal: ginger, pep, peppiness.
Slang: oomph.
حَيَوِيَّه وَنشاط


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


(viˈveiʃəs) adjective
lively and bright. She is vivacious and attractive.
viˈvaciously adverb
viˈvaciousness noun
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