jauntily


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jaun·ty

 (jôn′tē, jän′-)
adj. jaun·ti·er, jaun·ti·est
1. Having or expressing a buoyant or self-confident air: a jaunty grin; a hat worn at a jaunty angle.
2. Sprightly; lively: walking at a jaunty pace; music with jaunty rhythms.
3. Archaic
a. Stylish.
b. Genteel.

[French gentil, nice, from Old French, noble; see gentle.]

jaun′ti·ly adv.
jaun′ti·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.jauntily - in a jaunty fashionable manner; "his hat sat jauntily on his full brown hair"
Translations
بِمَرَح، بأناقَه
čilevesele
frisktlivligt
líflega
şen şakrak bir şekilde

jauntily

[ˈdʒɔːntɪlɪ] ADV [walk] → garbosamente, airosamente; [dress] → de manera alegre, de manera desenfadada
he replied jauntilycontestó alegremente or con desenfado

jauntily

[ˈdʒɔːntɪli] adv [walk] → d'un pas leste

jauntily

advmunter, fröhlich, unbeschwert; walk alsoschwungvoll; with his hat perched jauntily over one earden Hut keck aufgesetzt, den Hut keck auf einem Ohr; she remains jauntily confidentsie bewahrt sich ihr unbeschwertes Selbstbewusstsein

jauntily

[ˈdʒɔːntɪlɪ] advcon fare baldanzoso
his hat was perched jauntily on his head → portava il cappello sulle ventitré

jaunty

(ˈdʒoːnti) adjective
cheerful, bright, lively. a jaunty mood/hat.
ˈjauntily adverb
ˈjauntiness noun
References in classic literature ?
At the corner of the pavement, in a short, stylish overcoat and a low-crowned fashionable hat, jauntily askew, with a smile that showed a gleam of white teeth and red lips, stood Stepan Arkadyevitch, radiant, young, and beaming.
The principal fibre traversing its length being split open a convenient distance, and the elastic sides of the aperture pressed apart, the head is inserted between them, the leaf drooping on one side, with its forward half turned jauntily up on the brows, and the remaining part spreading laterally behind the ears.
As soon as he had seen a visitor off he returned to one of those who were still in the drawing room, drew a chair toward him or her, and jauntily spreading out his legs and putting his hands on his knees with the air of a man who enjoys life and knows how to live, he swayed to and fro with dignity, offered surmises about the weather, or touched on questions of health, sometimes in Russian and sometimes in very bad but self-confident French; then again, like a man weary but unflinching in the fulfillment of duty, he rose to see some visitors off and, stroking his scanty gray hairs over his bald patch, also asked them to dinner.
Presently Peter came jauntily stepping along the field path up the hill.
Yet it was no beast that Dorothy had discovered, for the person was clothed most gorgeously in embroidered garments of many colors, and wore a straw hat perched jauntily upon the side of its head.
When he came to the fence at the edge of the road and confronted Hal Winters, all dressed up and smoking a pipe as he walked jauntily along, he could not have told what he thought or what he wanted.
I don't know and I don't care," said Minnie jauntily, though her looks belied her.
She flashed a smile at me, and, protesting an engagement with her dentist, jauntily walked on.
And so, instead of crying because she was the merest nobody, she must, forsooth, sail jauntily down Pall Mall, very trim as to her tackle and ticketed with the insufferable air of an engaged woman.
A tall hat was jauntily set upon his head and he wore spectacles over his big bright eyes.
For dress the insect wore a dark-blue swallowtail coat with a yellow silk lining and a flower in the button-hole; a vest of white duck that stretched tightly across the wide body; knickerbockers of fawn-colored plush, fastened at the knees with gilt buckles; and, perched upon its small head, was jauntily set a tall silk hat.
His was the gait of the wolf, smooth, tireless and effortless, and at the end of fifty miles he would come in jauntily ahead of the horse.