Coquette vs Jocund - What's the difference?

coquette | jocund |


As a noun coquette

is a woman who flirts or plays with men's affections.

As a verb coquette

is .

As an adjective jocund is

jovial; exuberant; lighthearted; merry and in high spirits; exhibiting happiness.

coquette

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A woman who flirts or plays with men's affections.
  • Verb

    (en-verb)
  • * 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.
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    jocund

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Jovial; exuberant; lighthearted; merry and in high spirits; exhibiting happiness.
  • * (rfdate), Thomas Shelton, translator, Don Quixote , Miguel de Cervantes
  • 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 Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
  • Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day / stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.
  • * (rfdate) William Wordsworth
  • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company

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