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
- ‘Anyway, she was a vivacious, ebullient sort of girl, and I took an immediate liking to her.’
- ‘He had been married only a year, but he could no longer make love to his energetic, vivacious wife.’
- ‘Within the space of a day, this young, vivacious woman had managed to awaken him as no other had done.’
- ‘Fresh, vivacious and lively, this wine has enormous energy and vitality.’
- ‘Good for very young readers, this book is about a vivacious mom in a wheelchair.’
- ‘Rule-breaking was one of the things I loved most about my silly and vivacious wife.’
- ‘She said Johnston will be remembered for her vivacious nature, spirituality and hard work.’
- ‘She was such a bright, vivacious person, my angel, my star, my baby.’
- ‘He wanted to know how the bubbly and vivacious girl was coping mentally.’
- ‘Foreign girls are vivacious, flirtatious, open minded and fun.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He instantly whipped around to stare at the vivacious girl with her hand placed on her hip.’
- ‘She was a very bubbly and vivacious woman who usually had no difficulty meeting people.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘A lively and vivacious teenager, Katie was an exemplary student loved by her teachers and fellow pupils alike.’
- ‘Meanwhile, Patrick - confident and laid-back - is trying to finish with the vivacious Susan.’
- ‘I became once again vivacious and cheerful, thanks to the effect of his powerful will.’
- ‘Countless women have been simply delighted by this charming and vivacious woman.’
- ‘When he was beginning to be more worried than angry, he finally asked a crewmember if they had seen his vivacious wife.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin vivax, vivac- ‘lively, vigorous’ (from vivere ‘to live’) + -ious.
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