View synonyms for vividly


[ viv-id-lee ]


  1. extremely brightly or intensely:

    Black and white photos of local greats like Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa vie for space with vividly colored paintings of small-town Brazilian life.

  2. in a lively, animated, or dramatic way:

    The book vividly brings to life the Tuscan countryside and the fascinating world of the Renaissance poets.

  3. in a particularly realistic way:

    The fort, its demolition, and the fears of the townspeople are vividly described in the book.

  4. in a distinct or clearly perceptible way:

    I vividly remember days spent roaring down two-lane blacktop roads with Davis at the wheel of his black Mustang.

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  • o·ver·viv·id·ly adverb
  • un·viv·id·ly adverb
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Example Sentences

It was a game of boundless creativity, and to have it reimagined so vividly by Bluepoint Games is nothing short of a minor miracle.

Matrajt, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, remembers vividly how hard it was to begin to construct a model out of thin air when she began working with colleagues on a vaccination model this past April.

The characters and their relationships are vividly drawn, and Cho explores serious themes of colonialism and war.

Retrospective joy comes in vividly recalling a previous experience of unspeakable joy.

Recent events have vividly illustrated the effects of racial biases in areas ranging from criminal justice to outdoor recreation.

I vividly recall, that day and the weeks afterward, people groping for a decent way forward.

On video, Raymond Santana was smug, boastful, and nonchalant by turns, vividly reenacting who did what during the rape.

Has it not been vividly described in all its horror by Eli Wiesel and others?

He vividly remembers Shirley Tilghman, then the president of Princeton, asking for his prediction.

His letters to them show how their predicament brought his own vividly back to him.

The public, once vividly conscious of what prison life is and must be, would not be willing to maintain prisons.

In them he found pictures of life that recalled vividly the labors, the ways, and the ideas of the Maillanais.

Phyllis recreated vividly with words the suspense they had 50 felt while fumbling around in the dark of the passages.

Billy's head blushed vividly after he had spoken, for his remark was a prying one.

The Scene is a trifle more vividly conceived; the emotions have a somewhat more genuine ring.


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