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
Now that may be put a trifle too vivaciously, but the moral is true.
Interesting enough, and it is vivaciously presented.
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