[ viv-id ]
/ ˈvɪv ɪd /
strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc.: a vivid green.
full of life; lively; animated: a vivid personality.
presenting the appearance, freshness, spirit, etc., of life; realistic: a vivid account.
strong, distinct, or clearly perceptible: a vivid recollection.
forming distinct and striking mental images: a vivid imagination.
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Origin of vivid
OTHER WORDS FROM vivid
viv·id·ly, adverbviv·id·ness, vi·vid·i·ty, nouno·ver·viv·id, adjectiveo·ver·viv·id·ly, adverb
o·ver·viv·id·ness, nounun·viv·id, adjectiveun·viv·id·ly, adverbun·viv·id·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overvivid
/ (ˈvɪvɪd) /
(of a colour) very bright; having a very high saturation or purity; produced by a pure or almost pure colouring agent
brilliantly colouredvivid plumage
conveying to the mind striking realism, freshness, or trueness to life; graphica vivid account
(of a recollection, memory, etc) remaining distinct in the mind
(of the imagination, etc) prolific in the formation of lifelike images
making a powerful impact on the emotions or sensesa vivid feeling of shame
uttered, operating, or acting with vigourvivid expostulations
full of life or vitalitya vivid personality
Derived forms of vividvividly, adverbvividness, noun
Word Origin for vivid
C17: from Latin vīvidus animated, from vīvere to live
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