vi·va·cious /vəˈveʃəs ||vaɪ-/
1. Having vigorous powers of life; tenacious of life; long-lived. [Obs.]
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.
The faith of Christianity is far more vivacious than any mere ravishment of the imagination can ever be. --I. Taylor.
2. Sprightly in temper or conduct; lively; merry; as, a vivacious poet. “Vivacious nonsense.”
3. Bot. Living through the winter, or from year to year; perennial. [R.]
Syn: -- Sprightly; active; animated; sportive; gay; merry; jocund; light-hearted.
-- Vi*va*cious*ly, adv. -- Vi*va*cious*ness, n.
adj : vigorous and active; "a vibrant group that challenged the
system"; "a charming and vivacious hostess"; "a
vivacious folk dance" [syn: vibrant]