vivid

[ viv-id ]
/ ˈvɪv ɪd /

adjective

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.

Origin of vivid

1630–40; < Latin vīvidus lively, equivalent to vīv(ere) to live (see vital) + -idus -id4

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British Dictionary definitions for vivid

vivid
/ (ˈvɪvɪd) /

adjective

Derived forms of vivid

vividly, adverbvividness, noun

Word Origin for vivid

C17: from Latin vīvidus animated, from vīvere to live
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