vi·bran·cy | \ˈvī-brən(t)-sē \

Definition of vibrancy 

: the quality or state of being vibrant

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Examples of vibrancy in a Sentence

the addition of several new stores enhances the vibrancy of the town

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Losing tenants threatens the building’s vibrancy, as well as its financial well-being, said Collins, because the building depends on rental income for daily functioning. Anya Van Wagtendonk,, "To save the world, first they must save a building in West Philly," 12 July 2018 The nonprofit group that promotes business and cultural vibrancy reported the population of Downtown, Over-The-Rhine and Pendleton slid 1.8 percent to 17,395 in 2017 – the first decline after a decade of steady growth. Alexander Coolidge,, "Downtown population ebbs, but may be set to surge with condo influx," 26 Apr. 2018 On Twitter, many more recalled Bourdain’s honesty, friendship and vibrancy. Sarah Fritsche,, "Anthony Bourdain remembered: Love, criticism and his thoughts on Bay Area food scene," 8 June 2018 Lee wore his trademark glasses and patterned denim jacket—while Dear White People star Logan Browning opted for the vibrancy of asymmetrical leather separates. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "How Netflix’s ‘A Great Day in Hollywood’ Got its Fashion Flavor," 25 June 2018 The models Glossier included in the launch campaign were, in fact, two WOC, beautifully showcasing how the shades' vibrancy and depth really flush and sculpt their (already sculpted, to be fair) cheeks. Sable Yong, Allure, "Glossier's New Cloud Paint Shades — Storm and Dawn — Make My Golden Skin Look Flushed With Glory," 12 June 2018 The artists on display were chosen for their ability to reflect the vibrancy and diversity of Chicago's Mexican community. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "8 Chicago museum exhibits to check out in May," 10 May 2017 Her hyperactive mind and seemingly boundless energy translate to spellbinding concerts that recall her late mentor and friend Prince, both in their relentless vibrancy and their bold optimism for music’s — and the world’s — future., "The week ahead: music, theater, art, and more," 13 July 2018 In her later years, Vera was drawn to the peacefulness and vibrancy of Delray Beach, Florida. Hartford Courant,, "Vera Z. Karp," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of vibrancy

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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to reject or criticize sharply

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