unjocund

jocund

[jok-uhnd, joh-kuhnd]
adjective
cheerful; merry; gay; blithe; glad: a witty and jocund group.

Origin:
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

jocundly, adverb
quasi-jocund, adjective
quasi-jocundly, adverb
unjocund, adjective

jocose, jocular, jocund, jovial (see synonym study at jovial).


joyous, joyful, blithesome, jolly. See jovial.
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jocund (ˈdʒɒkənd)
 
adj
of a humorous temperament; merry
 
[C14: from Late Latin jocundus, from Latin jūcundus pleasant, from juvāre to please]
 
jocundity
 
n
 
'jocundness
 
n
 
'jocundly
 
adv

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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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