Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Acting with alacrity; cheerfully prompt or brisk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Brisk; joyously active; lively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Lively and joyfully involved.

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Examples

  • While the plots turns a little...baroque at times, it is fascinating to think of Chaucer and his represenation of the people who follow the mercurial will of their leader, accepting the new bride-to-be with alacrious amnesia.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • While the plots turns a little...baroque at times, it is fascinating to think of Chaucer and his represenation of the people who follow the mercurial will of their leader, accepting the new bride-to-be with alacrious amnesia.

    Antonio Vivaldi, Griselda RV718; Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, 2006

  • At the summons, Mr. Tracy, with that alacrious motion that sometimes belongs to old men, sprang upon his feet and hastened to the opposite side of the room, where my cousin Lucretia was seated, took her hand, and, with a repetition of formal bows after a fashion in vogue in the last century, led her to the dining-room.

    Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion. In Two Volumes. Vol. II.

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