Coquette vs Jocund - What's the difference?
As a noun coquette
is a woman who flirts or plays with men's affections.
As a verb coquette
As an adjective jocund is
jovial; exuberant; lighthearted; merry and in high spirits; exhibiting happiness.
A woman who flirts or plays with men's affections.
* 1875 , Herbert Eastwick Compton, Semi-tropical trifles
- Nobber has no small opinion of himself: he considers himself the Adonis of the Pondaati eleven, and he contemplates society as though it were Venus, and it was his mission to posturize before it, and coquette and toy with it.
Jovial; exuberant; lighthearted; merry and in high spirits; exhibiting happiness.
* (rfdate), Thomas Shelton, translator, Don Quixote , Miguel de Cervantes
* (rfdate), William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
- There was once a widow, fair, young, free, rich, and withal very pleasant and jocund , that fell in love with a certain round and well-set servant of a college.
* (rfdate) William Wordsworth
- Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day / stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.
- a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company