Nimble vs Jocund - What's the difference?

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Nimble is a related term of jocund.


As adjectives the difference between nimble and jocund

is that nimble is quick and light in movement or action while jocund is jovial; exuberant; lighthearted; merry and in high spirits; exhibiting happiness.

nimble

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Quick and light in movement or action.
  • He was too nimble for the assailant and easily escaped his grasp.
  • Quick-witted and alert.
  • She has a nimble mind and can improvise in any situation.

    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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