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Definition having an engaging liveliness — when said of a person, typically said of a female
  • She's a charming and vivacious hostess.
vivacious = has an engaging liveliness
  • We enjoyed the vivacious street life of downtown Madrid.
  • She plays a vivacious rendition of Ravel's Violin Sonata.
  • vivacious = engaging and lively
  • She's a vivacious high school senior who has captured the nations heart.
  • vivacious = having an engaging liveliness
  • The lectures were always interesting, vivacious, witty; for the instructor, Mr. Charles Townsend Copeland, more than any one else I have had until this year, brings before you literature in all its original freshness and power.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • vivacious = engaging and lively
  • Snowball was a more vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech and more inventive, but was not considered to have the same depth of character.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • vivacious = lively and engaging
  • still I accosted him with what vivacity I could.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • vivacity = engaging liveliness
  • Mistress, mend your ways, or you may lose all this vivacity of yours.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • vivacity = engaging liveliness
  • the sparkle of her vivacious eyes
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • vivacious = engaging liveliness
  • His bad boy always drove me to my vivacious good girl.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • vivacious = having an engaging liveliness — when said of a person, typically said of a female
  • Janis gestured with unusual vivacity.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • vivacity = engaging liveliness
  • His action was alternately vivacious and sullen.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • vivacious = having an engaging liveliness — when said of a person, typically said of a female
  • When people have some slight disadvantage like that, they cultivate other things to make up for it-develop charm-and vivacity-and-charm!
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • vivacity = engaging liveliness
  • ...the youth as innocently kissed the young lady's hand with particular vivacity, sensibility, and grace;
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • vivacity = engaging liveliness
  • He spoke very quickly, had a vivacious blue eye, and took an evident pleasure in quoting figures.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • vivacious = lively and engagingly
  • His sister was almost as tall as I, with dark, vivacious eyes and a face almost exactly like Danny's, except that the sculptured lines were a good deal softer.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • vivacious = engaging and lively
  • Sometimes he looks up at the vivaciousness in Mae's voice, and then he scrapes the griddle with a spatula, scrapes the grease into an iron trough around the plate.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • vivaciousness = engaging liveliness
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • The destruction of this little country church and the deaths—including the pastor's vivacious 4-year-old daughter—have shaken the faith of many people who live in this deeply religious corner of Alabama,
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • vivacious = having an engaging liveliness
  • The company broke up reluctantly, and drifted toward their several homes, chatting with vivacity and all agreeing that it would be many a long day before Dawson's Landing would see the equal of this one again.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • vivacity = n engaging liveliness
  • There were Mr. and Mrs. Merriman, a pretty, vivacious little woman in the thirties; her husband, a jovial fellow, something of a shallow-pate, who laughed a good deal at other people's witticisms, and had thereby made himself extremely popular.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
vivacious = with engaging liveliness

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