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.
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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
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jocundity - a feeling facetious merriment
gaiety, merriment - a gay feeling
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jocundity

noun
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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. "Whence the gloom?" indeed.
However, with a rare flash of corporate jocundity, the station authorities nodded to the bestselling series by embedding half a luggage trolley in the brick wall through which, in the story, passengers for the train had to walk.
Similar to act 1, he enters the stage singing and musing about the importance of jocundity: 'To what end should any man be sad in this world?' (2.446); serious puritanical attitude is morbid to him (2.449-54).