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vivid (adj.)

1630s, from French vivide and perhaps also directly from Latin vividus "spirited, animated, lively, full of life," from vivus "alive" (from PIE root *gwei- "to live"). Extension to colors is from 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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Definitions of vivid from WordNet

vivid (adj.)
evoking lifelike images within the mind;
a vivid description
Synonyms: graphic / lifelike / pictorial
vivid (adj.)
having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience;
a vivid recollection
vivid (adj.)
having strong or striking color;
a bird with vivid plumage
Synonyms: bright / brilliant
vivid (adj.)
(of color) having the highest saturation;
vivid green
Synonyms: intense
From wordnet.princeton.edu