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vivacious

[vi-vey-shuh s, vahy-] /vɪˈveɪ ʃəs, vaɪ-/
adjective
1.
lively; animated; spirited:
a vivacious folk dance.
Origin of vivacious
1635-1645
1635-45; vivaci(ty) + -ous
Related forms
vivaciously, adverb
vivaciousness, noun
unvivacious, adjective
unvivaciously, adverb
unvivaciousness, noun
Synonyms
spirited, brisk.
Antonyms
languid.
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Examples from the Web for vivaciousness
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  • Ray was winning, as usual, and amusing the men with her wit and vivaciousness.

    The Mask Arthur Hornblow
  • 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 Nathan Gallizier
  • But this ran spontaneously, and the other had often been stimulated—her vivaciousness on the Nile-boat, for a recent example.

British Dictionary definitions for vivaciousness

vivacious

/vɪˈveɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
full of high spirits and animation; lively or vital
2.
(obsolete) having or displaying tenacity of life
Derived Forms
vivaciously, adverb
vivaciousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin vīvax lively; see vivace
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Word Origin and History for vivaciousness

vivacious

adj.

1640s, from Latin vivax (genitive vivacis) "lively, vigorous" (see vivacity). Related: Vivaciously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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