1500年至1510年间源自拉丁語 alacritās[1]源自alacer (敏捷的) + -itas (名词化后缀)


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alacrity (可數 不可數,複數 alacrities)

  1. 渴望热切热情
    近義詞: avidityeagernessenthusiasmwillingness
    反義詞: apathydisinclinationhesitanceindifferencereluctance
    • 1553 (posth.), Thomas More, A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation, Book I, Chapter 19:
      Besides, a wealthy man, well at ease, may pray to God quietly and merrily with alacrity and great quietness of mind, whereas he who lieth groaning in his grief cannot endure to pray nor can he hardly think upon anything but his pain.
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    • 1837, Charles Dickens, 章號 12, 出自 The Pickwick Papers:
      "I'll get into the clothes this minute, if they're here," said Sam, with great alacrity.
    • 1920, Edward Arlington Robinson, The Three Taverns, "Tasker Norcross":
      You have an overgrown alacrity
      For saying nothing much and hearing less []
    • 1922, Edith Wharton, 章號 24, 出自 The Glimpses of the Moon:
      This evening, however, he was struck by the beaming alacrity of the aide-de-camp's greeting.
  2. 迅捷敏捷
    近義詞: brisknesscelerityhastepromptnessquicknessswiftness
    • 1849, Henry David Thoreau, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience":
      Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way.
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    • 2019TristanStack Exchange[1]:
      Not just that, but if the inlet of a turbopump impeller runs dry, it would overspeed with blinding alacrity.