Alacrity Definition

ə-lăkrĭ-tē
noun
Eager willingness or readiness, often manifested by quick, lively action.
Webster's New World
Speed or quickness; celerity.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Alacrity

Noun

Singular:
alacrity
Plural:
alacrities

Origin of Alacrity

  • Coined between 1500 and 1510 from Latin alacritās, from alacer (“brisk”) + -itas (“-ity”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin alacritās from alacer lively

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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