vivacious

[vi-vey-shuhs, vahy-]
adjective
lively; animated; gay: a vivacious folk dance.

Origin:
1635–45; vivaci(ty) + -ous

vivaciously, adverb
vivaciousness, noun
unvivacious, adjective
unvivaciously, adverb
unvivaciousness, noun


spirited, brisk.


languid.
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vivacious (vɪˈveɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  full of high spirits and animation; lively or vital
2.  obsolete having or displaying tenacity of life
 
[C17: from Latin vīvax lively; see vivace]
 
vi'vaciously
 
adv
 
vi'vaciousness
 
n

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vivacious
1640s, from L. vivax (gen. vivacis) "lively, vigorous" (see vivacity). Related: Vivaciously.
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Example sentences
Full of life alert active energetic vigorous spry vital vivacious buoyant
  exuberant zestful spirited responsive.
Nothing could be better in its kind than this vivacious entertainment.
Yet even in such places antelope will be found, as alert and as abounding with
  vivacious life as elsewhere.
It is a desperately vivacious, songful tumult, seemingly executed with bundled
  nerve ends.
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