Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 07/20/19 Alacrity

Alacrity (noun)
a·lac·ri·ty  [uh-lak-ri-tee]
(previously 05-15-13)

noun
1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
2. liveliness; briskness.

RELATED FORMS
a·lac·ri·tous, adjective
un·a·lac·ri·tous, adjective

RELATED WORDS
readiness, eagerness, willingness, quickness, sprightliness, expedition, gaiety, dispatch, zeal, hilarity, fervor, avidity, enthusiasm, speed, cheerfulness, alertness, promptitude, briskness

Synonyms
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1. eagerness, keenness; fervor, zeal.
2. sprightliness, agility.

Origin: 1500–10;  < Latin alacritas, equivalent to alacri ( s ) lively + -tas- -ty

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALACRITY
Down under, people endearingly call boxes of wine “goons,” and they drink them with alacrity.
TAKING BOXED WINE SERIOUSLY: IT’S NOT JUST FOR HOBOS AND TEENAGERS ANYMORE|JORDAN SALCITO|MARCH 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST

When it comes to nuns, though, the church is somehow able to act with alacrity.
REBEL NUNS|MICHELLE GOLDBERG|MAY 21, 2010|DAILY BEAST

The petty officer accepted the invitation with alacrity, even before Fordyce explained what was required of him.
A SUB AND A SUBMARINE|PERCY F. WESTERMAN

His alacrity of manner and quick step justified this opinion.
COUSIN BETTY|HONORE DE BALZAC

"Suppose you walk in and take a nearer view," said his father, and Max obeyed with alacrity, the others following.
ELSIE AT THE WORLD'S FAIR|MARTHA FINLEY

The master looked up with an alacrity perhaps inconsistent with his cynical austerity.
CRESSY|BRET HARTE

Off came the gloves; and as the girl tripped quickly into the adjoining room, he followed with alacrity.
THE WHARF BY THE DOCKS|FLORENCE WARDEN


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