vivid

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. striking; telling; picturesque; animated, bright; lifelike, realistic; lively, vital; vibrant, glowing; fresh, intense, unfaded, brilliant. See color, light, vigor.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Brilliant]
Syn. shining, rich, glowing; see bright 1 , 2 .
2. [Distinct]
Syn. strong, striking, lucid; see clear 2 , definite 2 .
3. [Animated]
Syn. expressive, lively, vigorous; see graphic 1 , 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. bright brilliant, intense, striking, strong, rich, radiant, resplendent, glowing, brightly colored.
2. clear crystal-clear, strong, powerful, realistic, graphic, distinct, picturesque, sharp, loud, impressive.
ANT.: 1. dull, faded, faint, pale. 2. vague, dull, faint
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Full of color: bright, colorful, gay, rich. See COLORS. 2. Evoking strong mental images through distinctiveness: colorful, picturesque. See STRONG. 3. Described verbally in sharp and accurate detail: graphic, lifelike, photographic, pictorial, picturesque, realistic. See SPECIFIC, WORDS.

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