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


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

Origin of jocund

1350–1400; Middle English jocound < Late Latin jocundus, alteration of Latin jūcundus pleasant, equivalent to ju(vāre) to help, benefit, please, delight + -cundus adj. suffix

Related forms

joc·und·ly, adverbqua·si-joc·und, adjectivequa·si-joc·und·ly, adverbun·joc·und, adjective

Can be confused

jocose jocular jocund jovial (see synonym study at jovial) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for jocund


/ (ˈdʒɒkənd) /


of a humorous temperament; merry

Derived Forms

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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