A Word A Day : Jocund

Monday, 12th November 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Adjective )

Pronunciation : jókend

1. cheerful and full of good humor ( literary )

2. sprightly and lighthearted in disposition, character, or quality


14th century - Via Old French jocond - influenced by Latin jocus - joke - Latin jucundus - juvare - please, help


blithe, blithesome, boon, convivial, gay, gleeful, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful, happy


sorrowful, mourning, unhappy

Contextual Example:

• Many a glad good morrow and jocund laugh from the young folk Made the bright air brighter.

• I felt assured, at first sight, that she was not a Belgian; her complexion, her countenance, her lineaments, her figure, were all distinct from theirs, and, evidently, the type of another race--of a race less gifted with fullness of flesh and plenitude of blood, less jocund, material, unthinking.

Related Words:

1. jocundity : Noun

2. jocundly : Adverb

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