Vi*va"cious [L. v�xa1;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. Fuller.

The faith of Christianity is far more vivacious than any mere ravishment of the imagination can ever be. I. Taylor.


Sprightly in temper or conduct; lively; merry; as, a vivacious poet.

"Vivacious nonsense."

V. Knox.

3. Bot.

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.

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