V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: cheerful and lighthearted

Synonyms: cheerful, happy, merry, gleeful, jolly, carefree, animated, jovial, spirited

Antonyms: miserable, sad, depressed

Tips: Think of the related word joke, which means "something intended to provoke laughter." Jocund describes people and things that are cheerful and merry. It is different from jocular because it doesn't so much mean "funny and humorous," as "cheerful and spirited." Someone in a jocund mood is light-hearted, but not necessarily comical.

Usage Examples:

At the festival, they performed a jocund dance, wearing bright costumes and using elaborate props. (merry, cheerful)

Bob's jocund personality always cheered people up. (cheerful, merry, spirited)

The jocund atmosphere and good moods all around the room made for a great party. (happy, merry, gleeful)

The sight of the huge birthday cake brought jocund smiles to all the children's faces. (happy, animated, cheerful)

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