unalacritous

alacrity

[uh-lak-ri-tee]
noun
1.
cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
2.
liveliness; briskness.

Origin:
1500–10; < Latin alacritās, equivalent to alacri(s) lively + -tās- -ty2

alacritous, adjective
unalacritous, adjective


1. eagerness, keenness; fervor, zeal. 2. sprightliness, agility.
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alacrity (əˈlækrɪtɪ)
 
n
liveliness or briskness
 
[C15: from Latin alacritās, from alacer lively]
 
a'lacritous
 
adj

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alacrity
c.1500, from L. alacritatem (nom. alacritas) "liveliness," from alacer (gen. alacris) "cheerful, brisk, lively;" cognate with Goth. aljan "zeal," O.E. ellen, O.H.G. ellian.
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