jocundity


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joc·und

 (jŏk′ənd, jō′kənd)
adj.
Sprightly and lighthearted in disposition, character, or quality.

[Middle English, from Old French jocond, from Latin iūcundus, iōcundus, from iuvāre, to help, delight.]

jo·cun′di·ty (jō-kŭn′dĭ-tē) n.
joc′und·ly adv.

jocundity

the quality or condition of being merry or cheerful. — jocund, adj.
See also: Attitudes, Happiness
the quality or condition of being merry or cheerful. — jocund, adj.
See also: Laughter
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jocundity - a feeling facetious merriment
gaiety, merriment - a gay feeling

jocundity

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Joy," Ficino there defined, "is that jocundity that one derives from contemplation or from some other use of the virtues.