vivacity

  • 1 Vivacity — Vi*vac i*ty, n. [L. vivicitas: cf. F. vivacit[ e].] The quality or state of being vivacious. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) Tenacity of life; vital force; natural vigor. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The vivacity of some of these pensioners is little… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 vivacity — index ardor, life (vitality), spirit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 vivacity — (n.) early 15c., from L. vivacitatem (nom. vivacitas) vital force, liveliness, from vivax (gen. vivacis) lively, also long lived, from vivere to live (see VITAL (Cf. vital)) …

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  • 4 vivacity — [vī vas′ə tē, vivas′ə tē] n. pl. vivacities [ME vivacite < L vivacitas] 1. the quality or state of being vivacious 2. liveliness of spirit; animation …

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  • 5 Vivacity — Infobox Musical artist Name = Vivacity Img capt = (From left to right) Gary, Steve, Maria, Garrett Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Stamford, Connecticut, U.S. Genre = Pop rockcite web… …

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  • 6 vivacity — [[t]vɪvæ̱sɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT (approval) If you say that someone has vivacity, you mean that they are lively, exciting, and attractive. [WRITTEN] ...her exceptional vitality, vivacity and wit …

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  • 7 vivacity — /vi vas i tee, vuy /, n., pl. vivacities for 1. 1. the quality or state of being vivacious. 2. liveliness; animation; sprightliness: a people noted for their vivacity. 3. a vivacious act or statement. [1400 50; late ME < L vivacitas, equiv. to… …

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 vivacity — noun Date: 15th century the quality or state of being vivacious …

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  • 10 vivacity — Synonyms and related words: activity, alacrity, animal spirits, animate existence, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, ardor, avidity, avidness, being alive, birth, breathless impatience, breeziness, brio, briskness, bubbliness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 vivacity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sprightliness, liveliness, animation; see enthusiasm 1 , life 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. life, liveliness, bubbliness, effervescence, spirit, animation, ebullience, vitality, bounciness, cheerfulness. ANT.:… …

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  • 12 vivacity — vi|vac|i|ty [ vı væsəti ] noun uncount LITERARY happy and lively behavior …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 vivacity — vi·vac·i·ty || vɪ væsÉ™tɪ n. gaiety, cheer, enthusiasm …

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  • 14 vivacity — n. 1. Life, animation, spiritedness. 2. Liveliness, sprightliness, cheerfulness, gayety, cheer, good humor, good spirits, high spirits …

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  • 15 vivacity — n liveliness, animation, Inf. pep, Inf. zip, Inf. snap, Inf. pizzaz, get up and go; vigor, vigorousness, energy; friskiness, spiritedness, high spiritedness, chipperness, joviality, cheer, good cheer, cheerfulness, light heartedness; brightness,… …

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  • 16 vivacity — vi·vac·i·ty …

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  • 17 vivacity — UK [vɪˈvæsətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] literary happy and lively behaviour …

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  • 18 vivacity — vi•vac•i•ty [[t]vɪˈvæs ɪ ti, vaɪ [/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the quality or state of being vivacious 2) a vivacious act or statement • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < L …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 vivacity — /vəˈvæsəti/ (say vuh vasuhtee) noun (plural vivacities) 1. the quality of being vivacious. 2. liveliness; animation; sprightliness. 3. a vivacious act or speech; a lively sally. {late Middle English, from Latin vīvācitas} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 vivacity — noun characterized by high spirits and animation • Derivationally related forms: ↑vivacious • Hypernyms: ↑high spiritedness …

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