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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Alacrity

ALAC'RITY, noun [Latin alacritas, from alacer, alaris.]

Cheerfulness; gaiety; sprightliness; more usually, a cheerful readiness or promptitude to do some act; cheerful willingness; as, the soldiers advanced with alacrity to meet the enemy.