vivacious

[ vi-vey-shuhs, vahy- ]
/ vɪˈveɪ ʃəs, vaɪ- /

adjective

lively; animated; spirited: a vivacious folk dance.

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Origin of vivacious

First recorded in 1635–45; vivaci(ty) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for vivacious

vivacious
/ (vɪˈveɪʃəs) /

adjective

full of high spirits and animation; lively or vital
obsolete having or displaying tenacity of life

Derived forms of vivacious

vivaciously, adverbvivaciousness, noun

Word Origin for vivacious

C17: from Latin vīvax lively; see vivace
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