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Alacrity (cheerful willingness; eagerness; speed) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the noun alacrity

What does alacrity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alacrities

  1. liveliness and eagerness

Alternative definition of the noun alacrity


  1. Eagerness; liveliness; enthusiasm.
  2. Promptness; speed.

Definition of the noun alacrity for high school students

    eagerness, speed
    • example: For some reason, Chuck loved to help his mother whenever he could, so when his mother asked him to set the table he did so with alacrity.

The noun alacrity is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

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Google previewMesilat yešarim (2004)

kolel kol ʻiniyyane musar wi-yirʼat šamayim : mahadura ḥadaša u-mešuk̲lelet, muggahot menuqqedet u-mefusseqet me-ḥadaš : ʻim ḥaluqqat hap-peraqim le-fisqaʼot be-tosefet kotarot we-raše peraqim be-ṣide ha-ʻamudim be-ṣeruf luaḥ yomi le-limmud be-šana pešuṭa u-ve-šana meʻubberet by Mosheh Ḥayim Lutsaṭo

Every leniency must be carefully examined Alacrity is a virtue found among the angels.

Google previewDesiderius; Or, The Original Pilgrim: a Divine Dialogue; Shewing the ... Way to Arrive at the Love of God; Render'd Into English ... (1725)

by Laurence Howel

f Alacrity is a Readinet's and Chearfu\v»efs of Mind, by which we fet about our Duty without Murmuring or Reluftancy. * Dd genre taken in a good Senle is a Virtue, ...

Google previewArmy and Navy Chronicle (1837)

by Benjamin Homans

It has been alleged that commanders of men-of-war are too absolute ; but as alacrity is the soul of naval evolution, it is quite necessary that the power of sum- maiy means should be assigned to them, or the interests of the public would be at ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

alacrity. From L. alacrtias, irom alacer, hrish. Ci. allrgro. alamode. Esp. in alamode silh, beef. F. a la mode, in the iashion, alanna [Ir.]. Voc. oi Ir. leanbh, child. alar.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Malayan Language (1812)

by William Marsden

chakap alacrity, readiness to perform a duty, willingness, forwardness, consent, assent. Ready. Ber-chakap to shew alacrity or readiness ; to engage, undertake ; to volunteer service ; to consent, ...

Google previewA dictionary of the Malayan language; to which is prefixed a grammar, with an introduction and praxis (1812)

by William Marsden

jJ&U- chakap alacrity, readiness to perform a duty, willingness, forwardness, consent, assent. Ready. Ber-chdkap to shew alacrity ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Malayan Language in Two Parts, Malayan and English and English and Malayan (1812)

by William Marsden

chälmp alacrity, readiness to perform a duty, willingness, forwardness, consent, assent. Ready. Brr-clläknp to shew alacrity or readiness; to engage, undertake; to volunteer service; to consent, assent.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

or Sydney resident—Aussie Brisk—crisp Brisk and cheerful readiness—alacrity Brisk enthusiasm/eagerness—alacrity Briskly cheerful—chipper Briskly moving horse—trotter Briskness—alacrity Bristlelike appendage on grass—awn Bristling ...

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It should be done with the same degree of alacrity and nonchalance that you would display in authorizing a highly intelligent trained bear to remove your appendix. (Daniel S. Greenberg)
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Scrabble value of A1L1A1C3R1I1T1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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