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cheerful readiness
  • How to Memorize
    • alacrity - willingness
  • Analysis

    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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsavidityreadiness, rapidity,
    Antonymsaversion, reluctance, disinclination,
  • Example(s)
    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.