Alacrity meaning

ə-lăkrĭ-tē
Eager willingness or readiness, often manifested by quick, lively action.
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Speed or quickness; celerity.
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The definition of alacrity means joyful willingness or readiness.

Someone quickly and cheerfully accepting an invitation to a wedding is an example of a person acting with alacrity.

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Cheerful willingness; eagerness.
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Origin of alacrity

  • Latin alacritās from alacer lively

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

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

    From Wiktionary