jocund
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin jocundus, alteration of Latin jucundus, from juvare to help Date: 14th century marked by or suggestive of high spirits and lively mirthfulness <
a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company — William Wordsworth
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Synonyms: see merryjocundity nounjocundly adverb

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  • Jocund — Joc und, [L. jocundus, jucundus, orig., helpful, fr. juvare to help. See {Aid}.] Merry; cheerful; gay; airy; lively; sportive. [1913 Webster] Night s candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jocund — Joc und, adv. Merrily; cheerfully. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jocund — index jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • jocund — (adj.) late 14c., from L. iocundus (Cf. Sp. jocunde, It. giocondo), variant (influenced by iocus joke ) of L. iucundus pleasant, originally helpful, contraction of *iuvicundus, from iuvare to please, benefit, help (see ADJUTANT (Cf. adjutant)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • jocund — blithe, *merry, jolly, jovial Analogous words: joyful, joyous, cheerful, lighthearted, happy, *glad: mirthful, hilarious, gleeful (see corresponding nouns at MIRTH): sportive, *playful, mischievous Contrasted words: gloomy, morose, glum, *sullen …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • jocund — ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ cheerful and light hearted. DERIVATIVES jocundity noun (pl. jocundities) jocundly adverb. ORIGIN Latin jocundus, from jucundus pleasant, agreeable …   English terms dictionary

  • jocund — [jäk′ənd, jō′kənd] adj. [ME < OFr jocond < LL jocundus (altered by assoc. with L jocus,JOKE) < L jucundus, pleasant < juvare, to help] cheerful; genial jocundity [jō kun′də tē] n. pl. jocundities jocundly adv …   English World dictionary

  • jocund — jocundly, adv. /jok euhnd, joh keuhnd/, adj. cheerful; merry; gay; blithe; glad: a witty and jocund group. [1350 1400; ME jocound < LL jocundus, alter. of L jucundus pleasant, equiv. to ju(vare) to help, benefit, please, delight + cundus adj.… …   Universalium

  • jocund — adjective /ˈdʒɒkənd,ˈdʒəʊkənd,ˈdʒɑːkənd,ˈdʒoʊkənd/ jovial, exuberant, lighthearted; merry and in high spirits : exhibiting happiness There was once a widow, fair, young, free, rich, and withal very pleasant and jocund, that fell in love with a… …   Wiktionary

  • jocund — jo|cund Mot Agut Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

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