alacrity
[ uh-lak-ri-tee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
from Latin alacritas, from alacer ‘brisk’
Synonyms
  • alertness
  • avidity
  • briskness
  • cheerfulness
  • eagerness
  • enthusiasm
  • expedition
  • fervor
  • gaiety
  • hilarity
Antonyms
  • apathy
  • indifference
  • slowing
  • coolness
  • lethargy
Definition
cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness
Example
We accepted the invitation to the neighbor's festive Halloween party with alacrity.
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