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