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Jocund Definition & Synonyms from 601 Words You Need

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Jocund definition and synonyms from the book 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam with expressive illustrations and antonyms used in real context for SAT candidates.

/ˈdʒɒk(ə)nd/ (adj)

Jocund definition

cheerful, merry, blithe, gay, jolly, lighthearted, full of good humor

Example

Does Happiness Really Help You Live Longer?

Decades of studies have suggested the answer is yes, which makes the cultivation of subjective well-being (a more technical term that researchers often use to talk about human happiness) seem like a matter of life and death. In other words, do jocund and lighthearted people tend to live longer? But a new analysis of data from the UK Million Women Study concludes that happiness has no bearing on mortality. The study examined whether electronically-collected survey data about health and happiness, from just under 720,000 women in their 50s and 60s, predicted them dying from any cause within the next 8 to 13 years.

Source of example: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/

Antonyms

sad, disconsolate

Parts of speech

Noun: jocundity

Adverb: jocundly

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