vivacious

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vivacious \Vi*va"cious\ (?; 277), adjective [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}, adverb -- {Vi*va"cious*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

vivacious

adjective

1: vigorous and animated; "a vibrant group that challenged the system"; "a charming and vivacious hostess"; "a vivacious folk dance" [syn: {vibrant}, {vivacious}]


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