- cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
- liveliness; briskness.
Origin of alacrity
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Related Words for alacritousrapid, prompt, hasty, brisk, immediate, hurried, expeditious, swift, unexpected, nimble, sudden, abrupt, quick, speedy, short, flying, express, spanking, precipitate, ready
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Historical Examples of alacritous
Before him every hat was doffed with alacritous esteem due to his age and worth.Household stories from the Land of Hofer
R. H. Busk
- liveliness or briskness
Word Origin for alacrity
mid-15c., from Latin alacritatem (nominative alacritas) "liveliness, ardor, eagerness," from alacer (genitive alacris) "cheerful, brisk, lively;" of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with Gothic aljan "zeal," Old English ellen "courage, zeal, strength," Old High German ellian.