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 (jŏk′ənd, jō′kənd)
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.
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of a humorous temperament; merry
[C14: from Late Latin jocundus, from Latin jūcundus pleasant, from juvāre to please]
jocundity, ˈjocundness n
ˈjocundly adv
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(ˈdʒɒk ənd, ˈdʒoʊ kənd)

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.
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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"
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Characterized by joyful exuberance:
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adjheiter, fröhlich, frohsinnig (geh)
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References in classic literature ?
But such illusions were usually dissipated, on coming out of church, by hearing his voice in jocund colloquy with some of the Melthams or Greens, or, perhaps, the Murrays themselves; probably laughing at his own sermon, and hoping that he had given the rascally people something to think about; perchance, exulting in the thought that old Betty Holmes would now lay aside the sinful indulgence of her pipe, which had been her daily solace for upwards of thirty years: that George Higgins would be frightened out of his Sabbath evening walks, and Thomas Jackson would be sorely troubled in his conscience, and shaken in his sure and certain hope of a joyful resurrection at the last day.
Rebecca and Emma Jane always knew when she had brought a tart or a triangle of layer cake with her school luncheon, because on those days she forsook the cheerful society of her mates and sought a safe solitude in the woods, returning after a time with a jocund smile on her smug face.
I felt assured, at first sight, that she was not a Belgian; her complexion, her countenance, her lineaments, her figure, were all distinct from theirs, and, evidently, the type of another race--of a race less gifted with fullness of flesh and plenitude of blood; less jocund, material, unthinking.
And in any wise a man must so fashion and order his conditions and so appoint and dispose himself, that he be merry, jocund and pleasant among them, whom either Nature hath provided or chance hath made, or he himself hath chosen to be the fellows and companions of his life, so that with too much gentle behaviour and familiarity he do not mar them, and by too much sufferance of his servants make them his masters."
That father, on the contrary, has no weight of sadness on his mind; is troubled with no fears, no scruples concerning his son's future welfare; and at evenings especially, the times when the child sees him the most and the oftenest, he is always particularly jocund and open-hearted: ready to laugh and to jest with anything or anybody but me, and I am particularly silent and sad: therefore, of course, the child dotes upon his seemingly joyous amusing, ever-indulgent papa, and will at any time gladly exchange my company for his.
With that armada gay Be laughter loud, and jocund shout—
The day was bright and jocund, and the morning dew still lay upon the grass.
The jocund travellers came on; and as they came, Scrooge knew and named them every one.
But the energy "boosts" remain, along with those jocund staffers--who were the target of that SNL spoof.
"For the rest," he continues, "they are mainly the assertions of a jocund heart, defying the ice-cold, frost-bound winter of old age, and waiting for the sure-following spring." The work included in the annexes--none of it described in detail--dissipates, for Binns, into "endless vistas of eternal purpose" (330).
The unified social pleasure enjoyed by this jocund company occasions a reflection on the very nature of fancy, whose objective correlative seems to be the balloon itself.
this jocund night of early summer and remind us of the [cold]