vivacious

  • 1 Vivacious — Vi*va cious (?; 277), a. [L. v[ i]vax, acis, fr. vivere to live. See {Vivid}.] 1. Having vigorous powers of life; tenacious of life; long lived. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Hitherto the English bishops have been vivacious almost to wonder. . . . But… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 vivacious — 1640s, from L. vivax (gen. vivacis) lively, vigorous (see VIVACITY (Cf. vivacity)). Related: Vivaciously …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 vivacious — *lively, animated, gay, sprightly Analogous words: buoyant, effervescent, volatile (see ELASTIC): *merry, blithe, jocund: frolicsome, sportive, *playful Antonyms: languid …

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  • 4 vivacious — [adj] lively, spirited active, alert, animate, animated, bouncy, brash, breezy, bubbling, cheerful, ebullient, effervescent, exuberant, frolicsome, full of life*, gay, happy, high spirited, jolly, jumping, keen, lighthearted, merry, playful,… …

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  • 5 vivacious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ attractively lively and animated. DERIVATIVES vivaciously adverb vivacity noun. ORIGIN from Latin vivax lively, vigorous …

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  • 6 vivacious — [vī vā′shəs, vivā′shəs] adj. [< L vivax (gen. vivacis), vigorous < vivere, to live (see BIO ) + OUS] full of life and animation; lively SYN. LIVELY vivaciously adv. vivaciousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 vivacious — vi|va|cious [vıˈveıʃəs US vı , vaı ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: vivax living a long time, vivacious , from vivere; VIVID] someone, especially a woman, who is vivacious has a lot of energy and a happy attractive manner used to show… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 vivacious — vi|va|cious [ vı veıʃəs ] adjective lively and attractive: a vivacious and charming lady a vivacious personality ╾ vi|va|cious|ly adverb ╾ vi|va|cious|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 vivacious — [[t]vɪve͟ɪʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as vivacious, you mean that they are lively, exciting, and attractive. [WRITTEN] She s beautiful, vivacious, and charming …

    English dictionary

  • 10 vivacious — adjective a woman who is vivacious has a lot of energy and a happy attractive manner: a vivacious and outgoing personality vivaciously adverb vivaciousness noun (U) vivacity noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 vivacious — UK [vɪˈveɪʃəs] / US adjective lively and attractive a vivacious and charming lady a vivacious personality Derived words: vivaciously adverb vivaciousness noun uncountable …

    English dictionary

  • 12 vivacious — /vəˈveɪʃəs / (say vuh vayshuhs) adjective 1. lively, animated, or sprightly: a vivacious manner; vivacious conversation. 2. Obsolete long lived, or tenacious of life. {vivaci(ty) + ous} –vivaciously, adverb –vivaciousness, noun …

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  • 13 vivacious — vivaciously, adv. vivaciousness, n. /vi vay sheuhs, vuy /, adj. lively; animated; gay: a vivacious folk dance. [1635 45; VIVACI(TY) + OUS] Syn. spirited, brisk. Ant. languid. * * * …

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  • 14 vivacious — adj. Vivacious is used with these nouns: ↑personality …

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  • 15 vivacious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. lively, animated, sprightly; gay, breezy, spirited; frolicsome, sportive, cheerful. See activity, cheerfulness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. spirited, lively, animated, bubbly; see active 2 , happy 1 …

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  • 16 vivacious — adjective their vivacious daughter had become moody and morose Syn: lively, spirited, bubbly, ebullient, buoyant, sparkling, lighthearted, jaunty, merry, happy, jolly, full of fun, cheery, cheerful, perky, sunny, breezy, enthusiastic …

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  • 17 vivacious — adjective Etymology: Latin vivac , vivax long lived, vigorous, high spirited, from vivere to live Date: circa 1645 lively in temper, conduct, or spirit ; sprightly Synonyms: see lively • vivaciously adverb • vivaciousness noun …

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  • 18 vivacious — adjective /vaɪˈveɪʃəs,vɪˈveɪʃəs/ a) Lively and animated; full of life and energy. b) Difficult to kill. Syn: animated, bubbly, ebullient, high spirited …

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  • 19 vivacious — Synonyms and related words: active, activist, activistic, acute, aggressive, agog, alacritous, alert, alive, all agog, animate, animated, antic, anxious, avid, blithe, bouncing, bouncy, breathless, breezy, brisk, bubbly, buoyant, bursting to,… …

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  • 20 vivacious — see VICTUALS …

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