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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.

jocund

(ˈdʒɒkənd)
adj
of a humorous temperament; merry
[C14: from Late Latin jocundus, from Latin jūcundus pleasant, from juvāre to please]
jocundity, ˈjocundness n
ˈjocundly adv

joc•und

(ˈdʒɒk ənd, ˈdʒoʊ kənd)

adj.
cheerful; merry; jolly.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin jocundus, alter. of Latin jūcundus pleasant, derivative of juv(āre) to help, benefit, delight]
jo•cun•di•ty (dʒoʊˈkʌn dɪ ti) n.
joc′und•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jocund - full of or showing high-spirited merrimentjocund - full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"
joyous - full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter"

jocund

adjective
Characterized by joyful exuberance:
Translations

jocund

adjheiter, fröhlich, frohsinnig (geh)
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Physician then uses false wit to persuade Warrior to rescind his decision and lead his men to war to recover the trousseau, which Physician jocundly calls her dowry that must be paid by her former husband.