vivacity

[ vi-vas-i-tee, vahy- ]
/ vɪˈvæs ɪ ti, vaɪ- /

noun, plural vi·vac·i·ties for 1.

the quality or state of being vivacious.
liveliness; animation; sprightliness: a people noted for their vivacity.
a vivacious act or statement.

Origin of vivacity

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin vīvācitās, equivalent to vīvāc- (stem of vīvāx long-lived, lively, equivalent to vīv(us) alive (see vital) + -āx adj. suffix) + -i- -i- + -tās -ty2
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British Dictionary definitions for vivacity

vivacity

/ (vɪˈvæsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the quality or condition of being vivacious
(often plural) rare a vivacious act or expression

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