vividness


vividness

adjective

  1. strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc.: a vivid green.
  2. full of life; lively; animated: a vivid personality.
  3. presenting the appearance, freshness, spirit, etc., of life; realistic: a vivid account.
  4. strong, distinct, or clearly perceptible: a vivid recollection.
  5. forming distinct and striking mental images: a vivid imagination.

adjective

  1. (of a colour) very bright; having a very high saturation or purity; produced by a pure or almost pure colouring agent
  2. brilliantly colouredvivid plumage
  3. conveying to the mind striking realism, freshness, or trueness to life; graphica vivid account
  4. (of a recollection, memory, etc) remaining distinct in the mind
  5. (of the imagination, etc) prolific in the formation of lifelike images
  6. making a powerful impact on the emotions or sensesa vivid feeling of shame
  7. uttered, operating, or acting with vigourvivid expostulations
  8. full of life or vitalitya vivid personality
adj.

1630s, from Latin vividus “spirited, animated, lively,” from vivus “alive,” from PIE *gwei- (see vital). Extension to colors is first recorded 1660s. Sense of “strong, distinct” (as of memories, etc.) is from 1680s; that of “very active or intense” (as of imagination, interest, etc.) is from 1853. Related: Vividly; vividness.

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