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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.
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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
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joc•und(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.
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|Adj.||1.||jocund - 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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