From Old French jocond, from Latin iūcundus (“pleasant, agreeable”).
jocund (comparative more jocund, superlative most jocund)
- Jovial; exuberant; lighthearted; merry and in high spirits; exhibiting happiness.
- (Can we date this quote?), Thomas Shelton, translator, Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
- 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.
- (Can we date this quote?), William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
- Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day / stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.
- (Can we date this quote?) William Wordsworth
- a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company
jovial, exuberant, lighthearted; merry and in high spirits