Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Latin via Old French from Latin jocundus, variant (influenced by jocus ‘joke’) of jucundus ‘pleasant, agreeable’, from juvare ‘to delight’
Synonyms
  • cheerful
  • happy
  • jolly
  • merry
  • bright
  • glad
  • joyful
Antonyms
  • sad
  • unhappy
Definition
cheerful; merry; blithe; glad
Example
The wedding party was described as witty and jocund.
Usage Over Time

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