jocund

  • 1 Jocund — Joc und, [L. jocundus, jucundus, orig., helpful, fr. juvare to help. See {Aid}.] Merry; cheerful; gay; airy; lively; sportive. [1913 Webster] Night s candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. Shak. [1913… …

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  • 2 Jocund — Joc und, adv. Merrily; cheerfully. Gray. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 jocund — index jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 jocund — (adj.) late 14c., from L. iocundus (Cf. Sp. jocunde, It. giocondo), variant (influenced by iocus joke ) of L. iucundus pleasant, originally helpful, contraction of *iuvicundus, from iuvare to please, benefit, help (see ADJUTANT (Cf. adjutant)) …

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  • 5 jocund — blithe, *merry, jolly, jovial Analogous words: joyful, joyous, cheerful, lighthearted, happy, *glad: mirthful, hilarious, gleeful (see corresponding nouns at MIRTH): sportive, *playful, mischievous Contrasted words: gloomy, morose, glum, *sullen …

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  • 6 jocund — ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ cheerful and light hearted. DERIVATIVES jocundity noun (pl. jocundities) jocundly adverb. ORIGIN Latin jocundus, from jucundus pleasant, agreeable …

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  • 7 jocund — [jäk′ənd, jō′kənd] adj. [ME < OFr jocond < LL jocundus (altered by assoc. with L jocus,JOKE) < L jucundus, pleasant < juvare, to help] cheerful; genial jocundity [jō kun′də tē] n. pl. jocundities jocundly adv …

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  • 8 jocund — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin jocundus, alteration of Latin jucundus, from juvare to help Date: 14th century marked by or suggestive of high spirits and lively mirthfulness < a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund… …

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  • 9 jocund — jocundly, adv. /jok euhnd, joh keuhnd/, adj. cheerful; merry; gay; blithe; glad: a witty and jocund group. [1350 1400; ME jocound < LL jocundus, alter. of L jucundus pleasant, equiv. to ju(vare) to help, benefit, please, delight + cundus adj.… …

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  • 10 jocund — adjective /ˈdʒɒkənd,ˈdʒəʊkənd,ˈdʒɑːkənd,ˈdʒoʊkənd/ jovial, exuberant, lighthearted; merry and in high spirits : exhibiting happiness There was once a widow, fair, young, free, rich, and withal very pleasant and jocund, that fell in love with a… …

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  • 11 jocund — jo|cund Mot Agut Adjectiu variable …

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  • 12 jocund — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. cheerful, gay, blithe, in high spirits, lighthearted, breezy, happy go lucky, optimistic, buoyant, genial, merry. ANT.: depressed, sad, miserable II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by joyful… …

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  • 13 jocund — joc|und [ dʒakənd ] adjective LITERARY happy and CHEERFUL …

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  • 14 jocund — joc·und || dÊ’É‘kÉ™nd / dÊ’É’ adj. cheerful, merry, mirthful, jolly …

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  • 15 jocund — [ dʒɒk(ə)nd, dʒəʊk ] adjective formal cheerful and light hearted. Derivatives jocundity noun (plural jocundities). jocundly adverb Origin ME: via OFr. from L. jocundus, var. (influenced by jocus joke ) of …

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  • 16 jocund — a. Joyous, joyful, merry, frolicsome, blithe, blithesome, sportive, jolly, playful, airy, lively, gay, debonair …

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  • 17 jocund — adjective literary cheerful and happy jocundly adverb jocundity noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 jocund — adjective, formal See cheerful 1) …

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  • 19 jocund — adj cheerful, cheery, full of cheer, gay, sunny, in good or high spirits; blithe, blithesome, light hearted, lightsome, buoyant, optimistic, positive, Inf. upbeat, beamish; debonair, free and easy, carefree, easygoing, breezy, airy, happy go… …

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  • 20 jocund — joc·und …

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