Synonyms for alacrity
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The captain moved among them, and his orders were obeyed, but not with alacrity.
But, on his own part, he now saw no reason for a display of alacrity.
That force had been got together with an alacrity which has seldom been equalled.
“All right,” Beauty Smith spoke up with the alacrity of fear.
"Why, certainly, certainly," the old man chirped with alacrity.
“Makes me glad, missie,” said the cowpuncher, with alacrity.
Needless to say Captain Eri agreed to this plan with alacrity.
The lad sought to obey him with an alacrity that merited a kinder fate.
"I will fetch the money," said he, betraying his purpose by his alacrity.
With what alacrity he flies to arms that he may defend you, even with his life.
mid-15c., from Latin alacritatem (nominative alacritas) "liveliness, ardor, eagerness," from alacer (genitive alacris) "cheerful, brisk, lively;" of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with Gothic aljan "zeal," Old English ellen "courage, zeal, strength," Old High German ellian.
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