vivacity


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vivacity \Vi*vac"i*ty\, n. [L. vivicitas: cf. F. vivacit['e].]
   The quality or state of being vivacious. Specifically: 
   [1913 Webster]
   (a) Tenacity of life; vital force; natural vigor. [Obs.]
       [1913 Webster]

             The vivacity of some of these pensioners is little
             less than a miracle, they lived so long. --Fuller.
       [1913 Webster]
   (b) Life; animation; spiritedness; liveliness; sprightliness;
       as, the vivacity of a discourse; a lady of great
       vivacity; vivacity of countenance.
       [1913 Webster]

   Syn: Liveliness; gayety. See Liveliness.
        [1913 Webster]
Feedback Form