One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially of a woman) attractively lively and animated.
lively, animated, full of life, spirited, high-spirited, effervescent, bubbling, bubbly, ebullient, buoyant, sparkling, scintillating, light-hearted, carefree, happy-go-lucky, jaunty, merry, happy, jolly, joyful, full of fun, full of the joys of spring, cheery, cheerful, perky, sunny, airy, breezy, bright, enthusiastic, irrepressible, vibrant, vivid, vital, zestful, energetic, dynamic, vigorous, full of vim and vigour, lustyView synonyms
- ‘At the school dance, a teenager kept his eye on a beautiful, vivacious girl, a little older than him and with curves in all the right places.’
- ‘When he was beginning to be more worried than angry, he finally asked a crewmember if they had seen his vivacious wife.’
- ‘Anyway, she was a vivacious, ebullient sort of girl, and I took an immediate liking to her.’
- ‘Fresh, vivacious and lively, this wine has enormous energy and vitality.’
- ‘He instantly whipped around to stare at the vivacious girl with her hand placed on her hip.’
- ‘Within the space of a day, this young, vivacious woman had managed to awaken him as no other had done.’
- ‘She was such a bright, vivacious person, my angel, my star, my baby.’
- ‘Foreign girls are vivacious, flirtatious, open minded and fun.’
- ‘Good for very young readers, this book is about a vivacious mom in a wheelchair.’
- ‘She said Johnston will be remembered for her vivacious nature, spirituality and hard work.’
- ‘He had been married only a year, but he could no longer make love to his energetic, vivacious wife.’
- ‘Meanwhile, Patrick - confident and laid-back - is trying to finish with the vivacious Susan.’
- ‘Countless women have been simply delighted by this charming and vivacious woman.’
- ‘I became once again vivacious and cheerful, thanks to the effect of his powerful will.’
- ‘He wanted to know how the bubbly and vivacious girl was coping mentally.’
- ‘It was so amazing, meeting her in person, and she's really as bubbly and vivacious as she appears in writing.’
- ‘She was tiny, pretty, and vivacious, her sparkle compensating for a lack of education.’
- ‘She was a very bubbly and vivacious woman who usually had no difficulty meeting people.’
- ‘Rule-breaking was one of the things I loved most about my silly and vivacious wife.’
- ‘A lively and vivacious teenager, Katie was an exemplary student loved by her teachers and fellow pupils alike.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin vivax, vivac- ‘lively, vigorous’ (from vivere ‘to live’) + -ious.
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