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From Old French jocond, from Latin iūcundus (pleasant, agreeable).



jocund (comparative more jocund, superlative most jocund)

  1. 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.
    • 1807, William Wordsworth, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
      a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company

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