Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: vividness
IPA transcription: [v'ɪvədnəs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: color, colour, vividness
    Meaning: interest and variety and intensity; "the Puritan Period was lacking in color"; "the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"
Usage examples
  • (1) By the less degree of vividness in images;
  • The vividness with which he managed to conceal and yet betray the fact brought a profound distress that crossed the border between presentiment and warning into positive alarm.
  • I became my original self, and bent my steps eagerly homeward--but the past had not lost the vividness of the real--and not now, even for an instant, can I compel my understanding to regard it as a dream."
  • If I believe that Charles I died in his bed, I believe falsely: no degree of vividness in my belief, or of care in arriving at it, prevents it from being false, again because of what happened long ago, and not because of any intrinsic property of my belief.
  • That long-forgotten pamphlet came back with startling vividness to my mind. I had been a mere lad then, and Moreau was, I suppose, about fifty,--a prominent and masterful physiologist, well-known in scientific circles for his extraordinary imagination and his brutal directness in discussion.
  • It is generally asserted that in Shakespeare's dramas the characters are specially well expressed, that, notwithstanding their vividness, they are many-sided, like those of living people; that, while exhibiting the characteristics of a given individual, they at the same time wear the features of man in general; it is usual to say that the delineation of character in Shakespeare is the height of perfection.