Definitions for: Alacrity


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: briskness

See Also: life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness

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