adjective see alacrity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • alacritous — index eager, ready (willing) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • alacritous — adjective quick and eager an alacritous response to the invitation • Similar to: ↑fast • Derivationally related forms: ↑alacrity …   Useful english dictionary

  • alacritous — See alacrity. * * * …   Universalium

  • alacritous — adjective Brisk, speedy, with alacrity, quick and eager …   Wiktionary

  • alacritous — alac·ri·tous …   English syllables

  • alacrity — alacritous, adj. /euh lak ri tee/, n. 1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity. 2. liveliness; briskness. [1500 10; < L alacritas, equiv. to alacri(s) lively + tas TY2] Syn. 1. eagerness,… …   Universalium

  • alacrity — noun Etymology: Latin alacritas, from alacr , alacer lively, eager Date: 15th century promptness in response ; cheerful readiness < accepted the invitation with alacrity > • alacritous adjective …   New Collegiate 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

  • eager — I adjective agressive, alacritous, ambitious, anxious, appetent, ardent, aspiring, assiduous, athirst, avid, avidus, bent upon, covetous, craving, desirous, diligent, disposed, earnest, enthusiastic, excited, fanatic, fanatical, fervent, fervidus …   Law dictionary

  • ready — I (prepared) adjective able, accessible, armed, arranged, at hand, available, equipped, expectant, fit, groomed, in harness, in order, in position, in readiness, in working order, loaded, mature, mobilized, on call, paratus, primed, prompt,… …   Law dictionary

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