from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sprightly and lighthearted in disposition, character, or quality.
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- adj. jovial, exuberant, lighthearted; merry and in high spirits : exhibiting happiness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Merry; cheerful; gay; airy; lively; sportive.
- adv. Merrily; cheerfully.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Merry; lively; cheerful; blithe; gleeful; gay; mirthful; airy; sprightly; sportive; light-hearted.
- Synonyms Jocose, Jocund. See jocose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. full of or showing high-spirited merriment
"Glad" is from the Greek word for laughter, and the word "jocund" comes from a Latin term signifying "pleasant."
On the other hand, nine persons either could form no opinion or were entirely wrong, answering, "cunning leer," "jocund," "looking at an intense light," "looking at a distant object," &c.
But Eve is described as "jocund" and "blithe" only when she is intoxicated by the mortal fruit of the tree; and the note of gaiety that is heard faintly, like a distant echo, in the earlier poems, is never sounded again by
Stefàn lowered his head briefly and a jocund sound escaped his lips.
In that way stranded motorists can be warmed and indulge in some jocund seasonal fellowship.
New York Fashion Week's candles are burnt out at Lincoln Center and jocund London stands tiptoe on the misty fashion fronts, but aptly named Circa Lounge's flame continues to burn bright.
A second hourglass is found beside the lectern in the miniature studiolo, a particularly jocund play of temporal and spatial layering.
The tide of youthful glee flowed jocund from her heart, and the transparency of her fine blue veins almost shewed the velocity of its current.
But he was desirous, like a prudent governor, at the same time to get rid, if possible, of the internal enemy, in which light he considered almost every one who eat and drank, ere he took measures to exclude those whom their jocund noise now pronounced to be near at hand.
Wordsworth in his "Ode to Duty" claimed "a poet could not but be gay/in such a jocund company."