Exuberant vs Vivid - What's the difference?

exuberant | vivid |


As adjectives the difference between exuberant and vivid

is that exuberant is exuberant while vivid is (of perception) clear, detailed or powerful.

As a noun vivid is

(new zealand) a felt-tipped permanent marker.

exuberant

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (of people) Very high-spirited; extremely energetic and enthusiastic.
  • * 1882 , , "The Lady or the Tiger?":
  • He was a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts.
  • * 1961 , , Catch-22 :
  • She was a tall, earthy, exuberant girl with long hair and a pretty face.
  • (of things that grow) Abundant, luxuriant, profuse, superabundant.
  • * 1972 , Ken Lemmon, "Restoration Work at Studley Royal," Garden History , vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 22:
  • The County Architect's Department is starting to pleach trees to open up these vistas, now almost hidden by the exuberant growth.

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989. * Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996. ----

    vivid

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (New Zealand) A felt-tipped permanent marker.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of perception) Clear, detailed or powerful.
  • (of an image) Bright, intense or colourful.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.}}
  • Full of life, strikingly alive.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=32 citation , passage=The vivid , untrammeled life appealed to him, and for a time he had found delight in it; but he was wise and knew that once peace was established there would be no room in Cuba for the Sin Verguenza.}}

    Derived terms

    * vividness * vividly