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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I share Strier's sense that the culture is less dour than its critical reputation suggests, but could not help but wonder why he chooses to focus his reading of the emotions on the expression of anger and sorrow rather than on actual jocundity.
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Although well shaped generally, and culminating in a cogently argued effulgent passacaglia, the first two movements lacked the composer's autumnal warmth, and the scherzo was marred by a jocundity of almost Falstaffian raucousness.