Definitions for: Vivacious


[adj] vigorous and active; "a vibrant group that challenged the system"; "a charming and vivacious hostess"; "a vivacious folk dance"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]

Hitherto the English bishops have been vivacious
almost to wonder. . . . But five died for the first
twenty years of her [Queen Elizabeth's] reign.
--Fuller.

The faith of Christianity is far more vivacious than
any mere ravishment of the imagination can ever be.
--I. Taylor.

2. Sprightly in temper or conduct; lively; merry; as, a
vivacious poet. ``Vivacious nonsense.'' --V. Knox.

3. (Bot.) Living through the winter, or from year to year;
perennial. [R.]

Syn: Sprightly; active; animated; sportive; gay; merry;
jocund; light-hearted. -- Vi*va"cious*ly, adv. --
Vi*va"cious*ness, n.

Synonyms: spirited, vibrant

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