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jocund

[jok-uh nd, joh-kuh nd] /ˈdʒɒk ənd, ˈdʒoʊ kənd/
adjective
1.
cheerful; merry; gay; blithe; glad:
a witty and jocund group.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English jocound < Late Latin jocundus, alteration of Latin jūcundus pleasant, equivalent to ju(vāre) to help, benefit, please, delight + -cundus adj. suffix
Related forms
jocundly, adverb
quasi-jocund, adjective
quasi-jocundly, adverb
unjocund, adjective
Can be confused
jocose, jocular, jocund, jovial (see synonym study at jovial)
Synonyms
joyous, joyful, blithesome, jolly. See jovial.
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British Dictionary definitions for un jocund

jocund

/ˈdʒɒkənd/
adjective
1.
of a humorous temperament; merry
Derived Forms
jocundity (dʒəʊˈkʌndɪtɪ), jocundness, noun
jocundly, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin jocundus, from Latin jūcundus pleasant, from juvāre to please
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Word Origin and History for un jocund

jocund

adj.

late 14c., from Latin iocundus (source of Spanish jocunde, Italian giocondo), variant (influenced by iocus "joke") of Latin iucundus "pleasant," originally "helpful," contraction of *iuvicundus, from iuvare "to please, benefit, help" (see adjutant).

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