What does alacrity mean?

Definitions for alacrityəˈlæk rɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word alacrity.

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

  2. Origin: [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.]


  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

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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