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Webster 1913 Edition


Vivacious

Vi-va′cious

(?; 277)
,
Adj.
[L.
vívax
,
-acis
, fr.
vivere
to live. See
Vivid
.]
1.
Having vigorous powers of life; tenacious of life; long-lived.
[Obs.]
Hitherto the English bishops have been
vivacious
almost to wonder. . . . But five died for the first twenty years of her [Queen Elizabeth’s] reign.
Fuller.
The faith of Christianity is far more
vivacious
than any mere ravishment of the imagination can ever be.
I. Taylor.
2.
Sprightly in temper or conduct; lively; merry;
as, a
vivacious
poet
.
Vivacious nonsense.”
V. Knox.
3.
(Bot.)
Living through the winter, or from year to year; perennial.
[R.]
Syn. – Sprightly; active; animated; sportive; gay; merry; jocund; light-hearted.
Vi-va′cious-ly
,
adv.
Vi-va′cious-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vivacious

VIVA'CIOUS

,
Adj.
[L. vivax, from vivo, to live.]
1.
Lively; active; sprightly in temper or conduct.
2.
Long lived. [Not in use.]
3.
Having vigorous powers of life; as vivacious plants.

Definition 2022


vivacious

vivacious

English

Adjective

vivacious (comparative more vivacious, superlative most vivacious)

  1. Lively and animated; full of life and energy.
  2. (obsolete) Long-lived.
  3. (rare) Difficult to kill.

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