[vi-vey-shuh s, vahy-]
- lively; animated; spirited: a vivacious folk dance.
Origin of vivacious
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Examples from the Web for vivaciousness
Ray was winning, as usual, and amusing the men with her wit and vivaciousness.The Mask
Francesco noted the smile of her parted lips; he noted the vivaciousness with which she received the adoration of her guests.The Hill of Venus
But this ran spontaneously, and the other had often been stimulated—her vivaciousness on the Nile-boat, for a recent example.Diana of the Crossways, Complete
- full of high spirits and animation; lively or vital
- obsolete having or displaying tenacity of life
C17: from Latin vīvax lively; see vivace
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Word Origin and History for vivaciousness
1640s, from Latin vivax (genitive vivacis) "lively, vigorous" (see vivacity). Related: Vivaciously.
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