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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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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
late 14c., from O.Fr. jocond, from L. jocundus, variant (infl. by jocus "joke") of jucundus "pleasant," originally "helpful," contraction of *juvicundus, from juvare "to please, benefit, help" (see adjutant).
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