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/ ˈvɪv ɪd /
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strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc.: a vivid green.
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
synonym study for vivid
3. See picturesque.
OTHER WORDS FROM vivid
viv·id·ly, adverbviv·id·ness, vi·vid·i·ty [vi-vid-i-tee], /vɪˈvɪd ɪ ti/, nouno·ver·viv·id, adjectiveo·ver·viv·id·ness, noun
un·viv·id, adjectiveun·viv·id·ness, noun
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How to use vivid in a sentence
They use vivid descriptions of symptoms to justify why they can’t write a report or go on a video call.‘An unhealthy level of guilt’: Culture of presentism is making it harder to justify taking sick days|Jessica Davies|December 16, 2020|Digiday
In a few words, he could distill layers of history and culture into vivid brushstrokes of narrative.Revisiting Pakistan’s tangle of contradictions and violence|Bilal Qureshi|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
The data is a grim and vivid reflection of the struggle many students face with remote instruction.Failing grades double and triple — some rising sixfold — amid pandemic learning|Donna St. George|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
That’s when the most vivid dreams come, entire epics packed into the 15 or 20 minutes before I wake again.It’s true: Waking up is hard to do, especially when there’s a smartphone involved|John Kelly|November 22, 2020|Washington Post
The way they came together in the definition of a single object is a vivid illustration of the way math grows more complex over time — and of why it’s so important to lay the foundations of mathlib correctly.Building the Mathematical Library of the Future|Kevin Hartnett|October 1, 2020|Quanta Magazine
On this head the Short History may be admitted to have occasionally purchased vividity at the price of exactitude.Studies in Contemporary Biography|James Bryce, Viscount Bryce
British Dictionary definitions for vivid
/ (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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