1. True to the life; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; animated; spirited; bright; strong; intense; as, vivid colors.
In dazzling streaks the vivid lightnings play. --Cowper.
Arts which present, with all the vivid charms of painting, the human face and human form divine. --Bp. Hobart.
2. Forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors; lively; sprightly; as, a vivid imagination.
Body is a fit workhouse for sprightly, vivid faculties to exercise . . . themselves in. --South.
Syn: -- Clear; lucid; bright; strong; striking; lively; quick; sprightly; active.
-- viv*id*ly, adv. -- viv*id*ness, n.
adj 1: evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial poetry
and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike
portrait"; "a vivid description" [syn: graphic, lifelike,
2: having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience; "a
3: having striking color; "bright greens"; "brilliant
tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage" [syn: bright, brilliant]
4: (of color) having the highest saturation; "vivid green";
"intense blue" [syn: intense]