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
• 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.
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