- jovial, exuberant, lighthearted; merry and in high spirits
Etymology: , jucundus, pleasant, agreeable, from juvare, to delight
- There was once a widow, fair, young, free, rich, and withal very pleasant and , that fell in love with a certain round and well-set servant of a college. — Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes (translated by Thomas Shelton)
- a poet could not but be gay, in such a company — William Wordsworth
- Night's candles are burnt out, and day / stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. — Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
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