jauntily


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

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 ?
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.
As we walked toward the house, Cuzak cocked his hat jauntily over one ear and looked up at the moon.
Now he walked jauntily, and smiled to himself, seeing the frown that came to the boss's face as the timekeeper said, "Mr.
I don't know and I don't care," said Minnie jauntily, though her looks belied her.
He says to you jauntily, 'Gentlemen, there is fighting going on in Gascony or in Flanders; go and fight,' and you go there.
He was growing handsome, had a good figure, a tiny moustache, kind eyes, and a little leather cap that sat jauntily on the back of his head.
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.
Mahbub Ali is in Umballa,' said the writer jauntily.
He carried his head very jauntily in the air, had a swaggering style of walking, and was, above all else, remarkable for his extraordinary height.
Taking heart of grace, I stepped up jauntily to the porch.
She flashed a smile at me, and, protesting an engagement with her dentist, jauntily walked on.
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.