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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 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 previewArmy and Navy Chronicle, and Scientific Repository (1837)

alacrity is the soul of naval evolution, it is quite necessary that the power of summany means should be assigned to them, or the interests of the public would be at stake under various emergencies. It should be recollected that punishment is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference

ALACRITY. m. s. alacritas, Lat.) Cheerfuliness, expressed by some outward token ; sprightliness; gaiety; liveliness; cheerful willingness.- These orders were, on all sides, yielded unto with no less alacrily of mind, than cities, unable to hold out ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Ant obscurity celerity, alacrity, ...

Google previewA Dictionary Of The Malayan Language, In 2 Parts, Malayan and English And English and Malayan (1812)

by William Marsden

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

Google previewA Complete and Universal English Dictionary (1799)

Including ... I. An Explanation of Difficult Words and Technical Terms ... II. A Pronouncing Dictionary ... : to the Whole is Added a Chronological Series of Remarkable Events ... by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.)

quickness; readiness; alacrity. PROMPTNESS, s. readines. ; alacrity, PROMPTUARY, /. [promptuarium, Lat. J a storehouse, repository, or magazine. To PROMU'LGATE, or PROMU'LGE, v. a. [promugo, Lat, ) to publish ; to make known by ...

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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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