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alacrity

noun [U]
 
 
/əˈlækrəti/ formal
If you do something with alacrity, you do it in a very quick and willing way.Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and active
Translations of “alacrity”
in Spanish presteza…
in French empressement…
in German die Bereitwilligkeit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 敏捷, 欣然…
in Russian готовность…
in Turkish bir şeyi isteyerek ve hızlı bir şekilde yapma, hızlı ve çevikçe yapma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 敏捷, 欣然…
in Polish ochota…
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