Definitions for alacrityəˈlæk rɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•lac•ri•tyəˈlæk rɪ ti(n.)

  1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness:

    to do a favor with alacrity.

  2. liveliness; briskness.

Origin of alacrity:

1500–10; < L alacritās=alacri(s) lively +-tās -ty2


Princeton's WordNet

  1. alacrity, briskness, smartness(noun)

    liveliness and eagerness

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


  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

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quick and cheerful willingness

He obeyed with alacrity.

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