- lively; animated; spirited: a vivacious folk dance.
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Related Words for vivaciousnessanimation, ardor, boldness, bounce, brio, courage, earnestness, enthusiasm, gameness, guts, jazz, mettle, mood, morale, motivation, nerve, oomph, psyche, resolve, sparkle
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Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for vivacious
Word Origin and History for vivaciousness
1640s, from Latin vivax (genitive vivacis) "lively, vigorous" (see vivacity). Related: Vivaciously.