alacrity

[ uh-lak-ri-tee ]
/ əˈlæk rɪ ti /

noun

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

Origin of alacrity

1500–10; < Latin alacritās, equivalent to alacri(s) lively + -tās- -ty2

OTHER WORDS FROM alacrity

a·lac·ri·tous, adjectiveun·a·lac·ri·tous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alacritous

alacrity
/ (əˈlækrɪtɪ) /

noun

liveliness or briskness

Derived forms of alacrity

alacritous, adjective

Word Origin for alacrity

C15: from Latin alacritās, from alacer lively
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