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alacrity

Line breaks: alac|rity
Pronunciation: /əˈlakrɪti
 
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Definition of alacrity in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Brisk and cheerful readiness: she accepted the invitation with alacrity
More example sentences
  • It's a recipe for good decision-making in terms of the speed and alacrity with which you can make decisions, of course.
  • Meanwhile, I've gone through the archives with speed and alacrity, but still can't find the name of the hotel.
  • This is one divorce that conservatives should embrace with all alacrity and enthusiasm.
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Origin

late Middle English: from Latin alacritas, from alacer 'brisk'.

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