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jocundity

[joh-kuhn-di-tee]
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noun, plural jo·cun·di·ties for 2.
  1. the state or an instance of being jocund; gaiety.
  2. a jocund remark or act.
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Origin of jocundity

1375–1425; late Middle English jocundite; see jocund, -ity
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Historical Examples

  • However, his spirits were not in their usual flow of jocundity just now, and his lively face was dashed with care.

    Mary Anerley

    R. D. Blackmore

  • I have seldom witnessed a more amazing cataclysm of jocundity!


Word Origin and History for jocundity

n.

early 15c., from Late Latin iocunditas, from iocundus (see jocund).

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