cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness:
We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
Before him every hat was doffed with alacritous esteem due to his age and worth.
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liveliness or briskness
mid-15c., from Latin alacritatem (nominative alacritas) “liveliness, ardor, eagerness,” from alacer (genitive alacris) “cheerful, brisk, lively;” of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with Gothic aljan “zeal,” Old English ellen “courage, zeal, strength,” Old High German ellian.
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(in The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments) the son of a poor widow in China. He becomes the possessor of a magic lamp and ring with which he can command a jinn to do his bidding. Contemporary Examples Since its premiere this March, Aladdin has received rave reviews. The Best Plays on Broadway Marina Watts May 18, […]
- Aladdin enterprises
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- Aladdin's cave
noun a place containing fabulous riches a place where something is abundant: an Aladdin’s cave of presents for children