American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Full of animation and spirit; lively: a charming and vivacious host.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Perennial: sometimes applied to plants which live from year to year.
- Having vigorous powers of life; long-lived; tenacious of life.
- Lively; active; sprightly in temper or conduct; proceeding from or characterized by sprightliness.
- Synonyms Animated, brisk, gay, merry, jocund, lighthearted, sportive, frolicsome. See animation.
- adj. Lively and animated; full of life and energy.
- adj. obsolete Long-lived.
- adj. rare Difficult to kill.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Having vigorous powers of life; tenacious of life; long-lived.
- adj. Sprightly in temper or conduct; lively; merry.
- adj. (Bot.), rare Living through the winter, or from year to year; perennial.
- adj. vigorous and animated
- From Latin vīvāx ("lively, vigorous"), from vīvō ("to live"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin vīvāx, vīvāc-, from vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I detest them all!" replied she, shaking her bright ringlets in vivacious scorn.”
“The project started in 2004, when Ms. Barron realized that even though her mother was slipping away, one way to bring her back to recall the vivacious, pleasantly eccentric mother she remembered from her childhood was to tag along as her mother went into her closet and through her clothes.”
“She was known as a vivacious hostess, but in the memoir she mostly shows up playing solitaire or watching soap operas in bed while her husband, who will have his own serious health problems, keeps a hectic schedule.”
“Two-time Emmy nominee, Debbie Matenopoulos is most well-known as the vivacious beauty who dishes the latest in celebrity news, style and entertainment.”
“D. is ordinarily what is known as a vivacious person.”
“She is usually classed as intelligent because she is vivacious, that is, her mind follows the trend of things quickly, and she marshals whatever she knows very readily.”
“One of the so-called vivacious type of Viennese of the lower class, smiling a conscious smile, her hair elaborately waved and dressed, her figure high-busted, narrow-waisted; earrings, chains, bracelets.”
“What does your sister do for entertainment?" asked his questioner, recalling the vivacious little face under the hat with the saucy bronze quills.”
“Not what I should call a vivacious man," said Mangles, looking dismally across the room.”
“Francesca is what you might call a vivacious person," he said.”
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