[ uh-lak-ri-tee ]
/ əˈlæk rɪ ti /
cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
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Origin of alacrity
1500–10; < Latin alacritās, equivalent to alacri(s) lively + -tās- -ty2
OTHER WORDS FROM alacritya·lac·ri·tous, adjectiveun·a·lac·ri·tous, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
British Dictionary definitions for alacritous
/ (əˈlækrɪtɪ) /
liveliness or briskness
Derived forms of alacrityalacritous, adjective
Word Origin for alacrity
C15: from Latin alacritās, from alacer lively
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