jocund

[ jok-uhnd, joh-kuhnd ]
/ ˈdʒɒk ənd, ˈdʒoʊ kənd /

adjective

cheerful; merry; blithe; glad: a witty and jocund group.

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Origin of jocund

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English jocound, from Late Latin jocundus, alteration of Latin jūcundus “pleasant,” equivalent to ju(vāre) “to help, benefit, please, delight” + -cundus adjective suffix

synonym study for jocund

See jovial.

OTHER WORDS FROM jocund

joc·und·ly, adverbquasi-jocund, adjectivequa·si-joc·und·ly, adverbun·joc·und, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH jocund

jocose, jocular, jocund , jovial(see synonym study at jovial).
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British Dictionary definitions for jocund

jocund
/ (ˈdʒɒkənd) /

adjective

of a humorous temperament; merry

Derived forms of jocund

jocundity (dʒəʊˈkʌndɪtɪ) or jocundness, nounjocundly, adverb

Word Origin for jocund

C14: from Late Latin jocundus, from Latin jūcundus pleasant, from juvāre to please
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