adjective \və-ˈvā-shəs also vī-\

: happy and lively in a way that is attractive

Full Definition of VIVACIOUS

:  lively in temper, conduct, or spirit :  sprightly
vi·va·cious·ly adverb
vi·va·cious·ness noun

Examples of VIVACIOUS

  1. <an outgoing, vivacious girl who became a successful sales rep>
  2. <the poem is a vivacious expression of his love for her>
  3. Historically, in nations where city economies are dying and where, as well, cities are drained in service to transactions of decline, one city remains vivacious longest: the capital city. —Jane Jacobs, Cities and the Wealth of Nations, (1984) 1985


Latin vivac-, vivax long-lived, vigorous, high-spirited, from vivere to live
First Known Use: circa 1645


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