Vi*va"cious [L. vxa1;vax, -acis, fr. vivere to live. See Vivid.]
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.
The faith of Christianity is far more vivacious than any mere ravishment of the imagination can ever be.
Sprightly in temper or conduct; lively; merry; as, a vivacious poet.
Living through the winter, or from year to year; perennial.
Syn. -- Sprightly; active; animated; sportive; gay; merry; jocund; light-hearted.
-- Vi*va"cious*ly, adv. -- Vi*va"cious*ness, n.
© Webster 1913.