Origin of alacrity
Examples 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
Word Origin for alacrity
Word Origin and History for alacritous
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.