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synonyms for alacrity

  • alertness
  • avidity
  • briskness
  • cheerfulness
  • dispatch
  • eagerness
  • enthusiasm
  • expedition
  • fervor
  • gaiety
  • hilarity
  • joyousness
  • promptitude
  • quickness
  • readiness
  • speed
  • sprightliness
  • willingness
  • zeal
See also synonyms for: alacrities
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antonyms for alacrity

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  • apathy
  • coolness
  • discouragement
  • indifference
  • lethargy
  • sadness
  • slowing
  • aversion
  • disinclination
  • dullness
  • reluctance
  • slowness
  • unwillingness
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How to use alacrity in a sentence

"Capital, capital," his lordship would remark with great alacrity, when there was no other way of escape.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Anselme, thus enjoined, lent an unwonted alacrity to his movements, waddling grotesquely like a hastening waterfowl.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Bernard, professing great alacrity, looked about him; but he still lingered near his companions.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
This result comes only to those who carry out all the directions with genuine alacrity—not shirking one of them.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
The quadroon was following them with little quick steps, having assumed a fictitious animation and alacrity for the occasion.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Victor Lebrun, who happened to be in the city, bent upon relaxation, had accepted with alacrity.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
"'Clar for't. I never thought of that," Jake said, rising with alacrity and going into the room where he slept.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
At length, when they had almost reached the corner, Kinnaird stopped to consider, and the girls sat down with evident alacrity.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
The alacrity which is the effect of hope, the strength which is the effect of union, were alike wanting to the little community.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
I attended Ireland with great alacrity; but the business seems to be compromised.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
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