Vivacious

Vi*va"cious

(?; 277), a. [L. vvax, -acis, fr. vivere to live. See Vivid.] 1. Having vigorous powers of life; tenacious of life; long-lived. [Obs.]
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Hitherto the English bishops have been vivacious almost to wonder. . . . But five died for the first twenty years of her [Queen Elizabeth's] reign.
Fuller.
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The faith of Christianity is far more vivacious than any mere ravishment of the imagination can ever be.
I. Taylor.
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2. Sprightly in temper or conduct; lively; merry; as, a vivacious poet. "Vivacious nonsense." V. Knox.
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3. (Bot.) Living through the winter, or from year to year; perennial. [R.]
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Syn. -- Sprightly; active; animated; sportive; gay; merry; jocund; light-hearted.
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-- Vi*va"cious*ly, adv. -- Vi*va"cious*ness, n.
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