alacrity

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GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

cheerful readiness

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alacrity - willingness

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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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Synonyms readiness,rapidity
Antonyms aversion,reluctance,disinclination

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  1. The alacrity with which she carried out the task was an example for everybody on the team.

  2. He didn’t directly ask for money, but when I offered him a loan he accepted it with alacrity.

  3. The work was not done with sufficient alacrity, so we missed the deadline.

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