Advanced and Proficiency Vocabulary for Exams(e.g.GRE, Banks, Civil Services, SAT / LSAT). For IELTS/TOEFL, and everyday spoken vocabulary, go to our Spoken Vocabulary Database.
If you do something with ‘alacrity’, you do it quickly and with eagerness or enthusiasm. It is a formal word and tends to be used more in writing than in everyday conversation.
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|Antonyms||aversion, reluctance, disinclination,|
The alacrity with which she carried out the task was an example for everybody on the team.
He didn’t directly ask for money, but when I offered him a loan he accepted it with alacrity.
The work was not done with sufficient alacrity, so we missed the deadline.