Mnemonic – Alan gives Crity a ring. She accepts with cheerful willingness
Word – alacrity
Meaning – cheerful willingness
Part of Speech – noun
Synonym – celerity, alertness, briskness
Antonym – dullness, slowness
1 He left his job with such alacrity that it was assumed that he had gotten a better offer elsewhere.
2 The big investors are exiting the market with such alacrity that it has lost over a thousand points in a few days.
3 Tim jumped off the bed with great alacrity once he realized that he was late for office.
4 Do not worry for the future. The experience of age more than compensates for the alacrity of youth.
5 The thief escaped with such alacrity that it was impossible to catch him.
6 It was surprising when my ex-boyfriend accepted the invitation to my wedding with alacrity.
Under The Lens: Difference between Alacrity and Celerity
Alacrity and celerity are slightly different in the sense that alacrity is always associated with cheerful willingness whereas celerity can sometimes simply imply swiftness.