[ jok-uhnd, joh-kuhnd ]
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  1. cheerful; merry; blithe; glad: a witty and jocund group.

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 for jocund

Other words from jocund

  • joc·und·ly, adverb
  • quasi-jocund, adjective
  • qua·si-joc·und·ly, adverb
  • un·joc·und, adjective

Words that may be confused with jocund

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How to use jocund in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for jocund


/ (ˈdʒɒkənd) /

  1. of a humorous temperament; merry

Origin of jocund

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

Derived forms of jocund

  • jocundity (dʒəʊˈkʌndɪtɪ) or jocundness, noun
  • jocundly, adverb

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