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Tuesday word: Alacrity

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021

Alacrity (noun)
a·lac·ri·ty [uh-lak-ri-tee]


noun
1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
2. liveliness; briskness.

OTHER WORDS FROM ALACRITY
a·lac·ri·tous, adjective
un·a·lac·ri·tous, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO ALACRITY
readiness, eagerness, willingness, quickness, sprightliness, expedition, gaiety, dispatch, zeal, hilarity, fervor, avidity, enthusiasm, speed, cheerfulness, alertness, joyousness, promptitude, briskness

SYNONYMS FOR ALACRITY
See synonyms for: alacrity / alacrities / alacritous on Thesaurus.com
1. eagerness, keenness; fervor, zeal.
2. sprightliness, agility.

Origin: 1500–10; < Latin alacritas, equivalent to alacri ( s ) lively + -tas- -ty

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ALACRITY
Down under, people endearingly call boxes of wine “goons,” and they drink them with alacrity.
TAKING BOXED WINE SERIOUSLY: IT’S NOT JUST FOR HOBOS AND TEENAGERS ANYMORE|JORDAN SALCITO|MARCH 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST

When it comes to nuns, though, the church is somehow able to act with alacrity.
REBEL NUNS|MICHELLE GOLDBERG|MAY 21, 2010|DAILY BEAST

"Capital, capital," his lordship would remark with great alacrity, when there was no other way of escape.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)|CHARLES JAMES WILLS

Anselme, thus enjoined, lent an unwonted alacrity to his movements, waddling grotesquely like a hastening waterfowl.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMER|RAFAEL SABATINI
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