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Definitions for alacrity
əˈlæk rɪ tialacrity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alacrity, briskness, smartnessnoun

    liveliness and eagerness

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

Wiktionary

  1. alacritynoun

    Eagerness; liveliness; enthusiasm.

  2. alacritynoun

    Promptness; speed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alacritynoun

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alacrity

    a-lak′ri-ti, n. briskness: cheerful readiness: promptitude. [L. alacris, brisk.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alacrity in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alacrity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of alacrity in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Henry David Thoreau:

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

  3. John Kilduff:

    It's the same witches brew of bullish stuff: Iran, Venezuela, the lack of alacrity by Saudi Arabia to bring more oil onto the market.

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