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Meaning of ALACRITY

Pronunciation:  u'lakritee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  liveliness and eagerness; "he accepted with alacrity"

ALACRITY is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: briskness
 See Also: life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*lac"ri*ty\, n. [L. alacritas, fr. alacer lively,
eager, prob. akin to Gr. ? to drive, Goth. aljan zeal.]
A cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptitude; joyous
activity; briskness; sprightliness; as, the soldiers advanced
with alacrity to meet the enemy.

      I have not that alacrity of spirit, Nor cheer of mind
      that I was wont to have.                 --Shak.

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