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Adjective Vivid has 4 senses


Vivida. [L. vividus, from vivere to life; akin to vivus living. See Quick, a., and cf. Revive, Viand, Victuals, Vital.].
  •  True to the life; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; animated; spirited; bright; strong; intense; as, vivid colors.  [1913 Webster]
    "In dazzling streaks the vivid lightnings play."  [1913 Webster]
    "Arts which present, with all the vivid charms of painting, the human face and human form divine."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors; lively; sprightly; as, a vivid imagination.  [1913 Webster]
    "Body is a fit workhouse for sprightly, vivid faculties to exercise . . . themselves in."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Clear; lucid; bright; strong; striking; lively; quick; sprightly; active.


Vivid, adj.
1 (of light or colour) strong, intense, glaring (a vivid flash of lightning; of a vivid green).
2 (of a mental faculty, impression, or description) clear, lively, graphic (has a vivid imagination; have a vivid recollection of the scene).
3 (of a person) lively, vigorous.

vividly adv. vividness n.
L vividus f. vivere live



active, acute, aggressive, agog, alacritous, alive, all agog, animate, animated, anxious, apish, avid, bedazzling, blinding, brave, breathless, bright, bright and shining, bright-hued, brilliant, brisk, burning, bursting to, clear, colorful, colory, creative, dazzling, deep-colored, delineative, delineatory, depictive, descriptive, desirous, detailed, distinct, dramatic, dynamic, eager, echoic, effulgent, eidetic, eloquent, embodying, enduring, energetic, enliven, enterprising, enthusiastic, excite, excruciating, exotic, expositive, expressive, exquisite, extreme, faithful, fecund, fertile, figurative, flamboyant, flaming, forceful, forcible, forward, fresh, fruitful, fulgent, fulgid, full of life, full of pep, galvanize, garish, gay, gay-colored, give life to, glaring, glary, glowing, go-go, gorgeous, graphic, green, hearty, high-colored, ideographic, illustrational, illustrative, imaginative, imitative, impatient, impetuous, incarnating, incisive, intense, inventive, keen, kept in remembrance, kinetic, lasting, lifelike, limning, lively, liven, living, lucid, lusty, meaningful, memorable, mettlesome, mimetic, mimish, naturalistic, onomatopoeic, panting, peppy, personifying, photographic, pictographic, pictorial, picturesque, poignant, powerful, prolific, quick, raring to, ready, ready and willing, realistic, recalled, recollected, refresh, refulgent, remembered, renew, representational, representative, representing, resplendent, restore, retained, rich, rich-colored, robust, sharp, simulative, smacking, snappy, spanking, spirited, splendent, splendid, splendorous, strenuous, striking, strong, suggestive, symbolizing, take-charge, take-over, theatrical, trenchant, true to life, typifying, unforgotten, vibrant, vigorous, vital, vivacious, vivify, well-drawn, zestful, zesty, zippy



Physical Energy

N energy, physical energy, force, power, keenness, intensity, vigor, strength, elasticity, go, high pressure, fire, rush, acrimony, acritude, causiticity, virulence, poignancy, harshness, severity, edge, point, pungency, cantharides, seasoning, activity, agitation, effervescence, ferment, fermentation, ebullition, splutter, perturbation, stir, bustle, voluntary energy, quicksilver, resolution, exertion, excitation, strong, energetic, forcible, active, intense, deep-dyed, severe, keen, vivid, sharp, acute, incisive, trenchant, brisk, rousing, irritation, poignant, virulent, caustic, corrosive, mordant, harsh, stringent, double-edged, double-shotted, double- distilled, drastic, escharotic, racy, potent, radioactive, strongly, fortiter in re, with telling effect, the steam is up, vires acquirit eundo, the race by vigor not by vaunts is won.

Physical Sensibility

N physical sensibility, sensibility, sensitiveness, physical sensibility, feeling, impressibility, perceptivity, aesthetics, moral sensibility, sensation, impression, consciousness, external senses, sensible, sensitive, sensuous, aesthetic, perceptive, sentient, conscious, acute, sharp, keen, vivid, lively, impressive, thin-skinned, to the quick, the touch'd needle trembles to the pole.


N light, ray, beam, stream, gleam, streak, pencil, sunbeam, moonbeam, aurora, day, sunshine, light of day, light of heaven, moonlight, starlight, sunlight, daylight, broad daylight, noontide light, noontide, noonday, noonday sun, glow, glimmering, glint, play of light, flood of light, phosphorescence, lambent flame, flush, halo, glory, nimbus, aureola, spark, scintilla, facula, sparkling, emication, scintillation, flash, blaze, coruscation, fulguration, flame, lightning, levin, ignis fatuus, luster, sheen, shimmer, reflexion, reflection, gloss, tinsel, spangle, brightness, brilliancy, splendor, effulgence, refulgence, fulgor, fulgidity, dazzlement, resplendence, transplendency, luminousness, luminosity, lucidity, renitency, nitency, radiance, radiation, irradiation, illumination, actinic rays, actinism, Roentgen-ray, Xray, photography, heliography, photometer, optics, photology, photometry, dioptrics, catoptrics, chiaroscuro, clairobscur, clear obscure, breadth, light and shade, black and white, tonality, reflection, refraction, dispersion, refractivity, shining, luminous, luminiferous, lucid, lucent, luculent, lucific, luciferous, light, lightsome, bright, vivid, splendent, nitid, lustrous, shiny, beamy, scintillant, radiant, lambent, sheen, sheeny, glossy, burnished, glassy, sunny, orient, meridian, noonday, tide, cloudless, clear, unclouded, unobscured, gairish, garish, resplendent, transplendent, refulgent, effulgent, fulgid, fulgent, relucent, splendid, blazing, in a blaze, ablaze, rutilant, meteoric, phosphorescent, aglow, bright as silver, light as day, bright as day, light as noonday, bright as noonday, bright as the sun at noonday, actinic, photogenic, graphic, heliographic, heliophagous, a day for gods to stoop and men to soar, dark with excessive bright.


N color, hue, tint, tinge, dye, complexion, shade, tincture, cast, livery, coloration, glow, flush, tone, key, pure color, positive color, primary color, primitive complementary color, three primaries, spectrum, chromatic dispersion, broken color, secondary color, tertiary color, local color, coloring, keeping, tone, value, aerial perspective, chromatics, spectrum analysis, spectroscopy, chromatism, chromatography, chromatology, prism, spectroscope, spectrograph, spectrometer, colorimeter (optical instruments), pigment, coloring matter, paint, dye, wash, distemper, stain, medium, mordant, oil paint, colored, colorific, tingent, tinctorial, chromatic, prismatic, full-colored, high-colored, deep-colored, doubly-dyed, polychromatic, chromatogenous, tingible, bright, vivid, intense, deep, fresh, unfaded, rich, gorgeous, gay, gaudy, florid, gay, garish, rainbow-colored, multihued, showy, flaunting, flashy, raw, crude, glaring, flaring, discordant, inharmonious, mellow, pastel, harmonious, pearly, sweet, delicate, tender, refined.

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