I noun agreeableness, anxiety, briskness, celerity, compliance, dispatch, eagerness, enthusiasm, expedition, facility, haste, immediacy, immediateness, industry, promptitude, promptness, punctuality, quickness, readiness, speed, speediness, spontaneity, swiftness, zeal II index dispatch (promptness), haste, industry (activity)

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  • Alacrity — may refer to:* HMS Alacrity (F174), a Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy * USS Alacrity (MSO 520), an Ability class minesweeper * USS Alacrity (PG 87), an Action class patrol boat * USS Alacrity (SP 206), an Alacrity class patrol boat …   Wikipedia

  • Alacrity — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alacrity — (n.) mid 15c., from L. alacritatem (nom. alacritas) liveliness, ardor, eagerness, from alacer (gen. alacris) cheerful, brisk, lively; of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with Goth. aljan zeal, O.E. ellen courage, zeal, strength, O.H.G. ellian …   Etymology dictionary

  • alacrity — *celerity, legerity Analogous words: eagerness, avidity, anxiety (see corresponding adjectives at EAGER): quickness, promptness, readiness (see corresponding adjectives at QUICK): agility, nimbleness, briskness (see corresponding adjectives at… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • alacrity — [n] liveliness; promptness alertness, avidity, briskness, cheerfulness, dispatch, eagerness, enthusiasm, expedition, fervor, gaiety, hilarity, joyousness, promptitude, quickness, readiness, speed, sprightliness, willingness, zeal; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • alacrity — ► NOUN ▪ brisk eagerness or enthusiasm. ORIGIN Latin alacritas, from alacer brisk …   English terms dictionary

  • alacrity — [ə lak′rə tē] n. [ME & OFr alacrite < L alacritas, liveliness < alacer, lively] eager willingness or readiness, often manifested by quick, lively action alacritous adj …   English World dictionary

  • alacrity — noun /əˈlæk.ɹɪ.ti,əˈlæk.ɹə.ti/ a) Eagerness; liveliness; enthusiasm. Ill get into the clothes this minute, if theyre here, said Sam, with great alacrity. b) Promptness; speed. This evening, however, he was struck by the beaming alacrity of the… …   Wiktionary

  • alacrity — a|lac|ri|ty [əˈlækrıti] n [U] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: alacritas, from alacer lively, eager ] quickness and eagerness with alacrity ▪ She accepted with alacrity …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • alacrity — [[t]əlæ̱krɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with N If you do something with alacrity, you do it quickly and eagerly. [FORMAL] As you can imagine, I accepted with alacrity …   English dictionary

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