alacrity alacrity  /ə ˈlæ krə ti/


  • (n) liveliness and eagerness



  1. Pamela responded with alacrity and joy once she heard that she had been chosen for the national soccer team.
  2. When their boss invited them to lunch, Diane and Tom accepted his invitation with alacrity.
  3. The startup company grabbed the chance to showcase their product with alacrity.


  • Keidel: Bob Costas Blurs Line Between Illuminating And Illuminati

    If you consider that Costas -- whose mental and semantic alacrity once made him the exemplar of sports broadcasting -- is deep into the back-nine of his career, perhaps his fits of shock-jock rhetoric are somewhat expected.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CBS New York


  1. "New York can breathe a little easier today," NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Tuesday. "That's due in large measure to the investigative muscle and alacrity of NYPD detectives and FBI agents."
    on May 4, 2010 By: Raymond Kelly Source: DNAinfo

  2. "It's not just a game show where we're out there smacking buttons all the time and trying to do speed and alacrity. There's some sort of a whimsical walk through a person's life, sort of like Ralph Edwards on This Is Your Life," says Miller, who...
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Dennis Miller Source: USA Today

  3. The federal government, King pointed out, was appropriating "military funds with alacrity and generosity" - but "poverty funds with miserliness."
    on Feb 1, 2006 By: Martin Luther King Source: Guerrilla News Network

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