alacrity


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a·lac·ri·ty

 (ə-lăk′rĭ-tē)
n.
1. Cheerful willingness; eagerness.
2. Speed or quickness; celerity.

[Latin alacritās, from alacer, lively.]

a·lac′ri·tous (-təs) adj.

alacrity

(əˈlækrɪtɪ)
n
liveliness or briskness
[C15: from Latin alacritās, from alacer lively]
aˈlacritous adj

a•lac•ri•ty

(əˈlæk rɪ ti)

n.
1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: to do a favor with alacrity.
2. liveliness; briskness.
[1500–10; < Latin alacritās=alacri(s) lively + -tās -ty2]
a•lac′ri•tous, adj.

alacrity

a cheerful readiness, promptitude, or willingness; briskness. — alacritous, adj.
See also: Alertness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alacrity - liveliness and eagernessalacrity - liveliness and eagerness; "he accepted with alacrity"; "the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him"
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

alacrity

Translations
خِفَّة حَرَكَه، نَشَاط
čilosthbitosthorlivostochota
beredvillighediver
into
röskleiki, fúsleiki
paslaugumasuolumas
ātrumsgatavība
skwapliwość
isteklilik

alacrity

[əˈlækrɪtɪ] Nprontitud f, presteza f
with alacritycon prontitud or presteza

alacrity

[əˈlækrɪti] n
with alacrity → avec empressement

alacrity

n (= willingness)Bereitwilligkeit f; (= eagerness)Eifer m, → Eilfertigkeit f; to accept with alacrityohne zu zögern annehmen

alacrity

[əˈlækrɪtɪ] n with alacrityprontamente

alacrity

(əˈlӕkrəti) noun
quick and cheerful willingness. He obeyed with alacrity.
References in classic literature ?
The quadroon was following them with little quick steps, having assumed a fictitious animation and alacrity for the occasion.
More than two thousand raving savages broke from the forest at the signal, and threw themselves across the fatal plain with instinctive alacrity.
In another instant the tree was deserted; the figures of the five millionaires of Devil's Ford, crossing the fierce glare of the open space, with boyish alacrity, glistened in the sunlight, and then disappeared in the nearest fringe of thickets.
It was a slender young man, not more than one or two and twenty years old, with rather a grave and thoughtful expression for his years, but likewise a springy alacrity and vigor.
Sagaciously under their spectacles, did they peep into the holds of vessels Mighty was their fuss about little matters, and marvellous, sometimes, the obtuseness that allowed greater ones to slip between their fingers Whenever such a mischance occurred -- when a waggon-load of valuable merchandise had been smuggled ashore, at noonday, perhaps, and directly beneath their unsuspicious noses -- nothing could exceed the vigilance and alacrity with which they proceeded to lock, and double-lock, and secure with tape and sealing -- wax, all the avenues of the delinquent vessel.
Missis is a heap too good for us," said Sam, making his bow with alacrity, and departing.
Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way.
The painful thing observable about all this business was the alacrity with which this oppressed community had turned their cruel hands against their own class in the interest of the common oppressor.
Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart.
With an alacrity beyond the common impulse of a spirit which yet was never indifferent to the credit of doing every thing well and attentively, with the real goodwill of a mind delighted with its own ideas, did she then do all the honours of the meal, and help and recommend the minced chicken and scalloped oysters, with an urgency which she knew would be acceptable to the early hours and civil scruples of their guests.
Lucy directly drew her work table near her and reseated herself with an alacrity and cheerfulness which seemed to infer that she could taste no greater delight than in making a filigree basket for a spoilt child.
ALL THAT IS RIGHT:' for if I bid you do what you thought wrong, there would be no light-footed running, no neat-handed alacrity, no lively glance and animated complexion.