Definitions for alacrityəˈlæk rɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alacrity, briskness, smartness(noun)

    liveliness and eagerness

    "he accepted with alacrity"; "the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him"

Wiktionary

  1. alacrity(Noun)

    Eagerness; liveliness; enthusiasm.

  2. alacrity(Noun)

    Promptness; speed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alacrity(noun)

    a cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptitude; joyous activity; briskness; sprightliness; as, the soldiers advanced with alacrity to meet the enemy

  2. Origin: [L. alacritas, fr. alacer lively, eager, prob. akin to Gr. to drive, Goth. aljan zeal.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    Government never furthered any enterprise but the alacrity with which it got out of the way.

  2. Megan Crandall:

    In no way is there any intention whatsoever to let this languish, our intention is to move forward with as much alacrity as possible.


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