1. Having vigorous powers of life; tenacious of life; long-lived. 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. (Science: botany) Living through the winter, or from year to year; perennial.

Synonym: Sprightly, active, animated, sportive, gay, merry, jocund, light-hearted.

Vivaciously, Vivaciousness.

Origin: L. Vivax, -acis, fr. Vivere to live. See Vivid.

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