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alacrity

noun

Definition: cheerful and speedy readiness

Synonyms: readiness, vivacity, celerity, briskness, liveliness, eagerness, alertness, quickness, promptness

Antonyms: apathy, disinclination, reluctance, reservation

Tips: Alacrity is a positive attitude in action. Alacrity is a great word to describe the readiness and eagerness of someone taking on a new job or challenge. It would be good to describe oneself as having alacrity for certain projects in an interview.

Usage Examples:

The crewmember impressed his manager with his consistent alacrity for his work. (eagerness, readiness)

The salesman's disabilities did not dampen his infectious alacrity for selling. (eagerness, readiness)

His boss was very happy when Charles accepted the challenging project with alacrity. (vivacity, readiness, eagerness)

The corporationís alacrity allowed it to stay competitive in a quickly evolving market. (alertness, quickness)


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