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vivacious

[vi-vey-shuh s, vahy-] /vɪˈveɪ ʃəs, vaɪ-/
adjective
1.
lively; animated; gay:
a vivacious folk dance.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; vivaci(ty) + -ous
Related forms
vivaciously, adverb
vivaciousness, noun
unvivacious, adjective
unvivaciously, adverb
unvivaciousness, noun
Synonyms
spirited, brisk.
Antonyms
languid.
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Examples for vivaciously
  • Now that may be put a trifle too vivaciously, but the moral is true.
  • Interesting enough, and it is vivaciously presented.
British Dictionary definitions for vivaciously

vivacious

/vɪˈveɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
full of high spirits and animation; lively or vital
2.
(obsolete) having or displaying tenacity of life
Derived Forms
vivaciously, adverb
vivaciousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin vīvax lively; see vivace
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Word Origin and History for vivaciously
vivacious
1640s, from L. vivax (gen. vivacis) "lively, vigorous" (see vivacity). Related: Vivaciously.
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