Adjective "alacritous" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/əˈlakrɪtəs/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Brisk or lively.
  1. 'She danced her solos with a stage-devouring vigor and alacritous changes of focus that thrilled me, as did Fairchild in his own solos.'
  2. 'I picked that passage because I think that even if it doesn't embody his whole range, it at least reflects his fondness for alacritous swerves of phrasing.'
  3. 'Judging from the alacritous response to ' Truths Revealed ' - his latest show at the Everard Read - the risk has certainly paid off.'

Definitions

noun

1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity.

2. liveliness; briskness.

Origin

(alacrity)Mid 19th century: from alacrity + -ous.