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Saturday, April 13, 2002

Definitions for jocund

  1. Full of or expressing high-spirited merriment; light-hearted; mirthful.

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Citations for jocund
His careless manners and jocund repartees might well seem incompatible with anything serious. William Prescott, History of the Conquest of Mexico
There was once a widow, fair, young, free, rich, and withal very pleasant and jocund, that fell in love with a certain round and well-set servant of a college. Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote (translated by Thomas Shelton)
Origin of jocund
Jocund is from Old French jocond, from Latin jucundus, "pleasant, agreeable, delightful," from juvare, "to please, to delight."
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