jauntiness


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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:
Noun1.jauntiness - stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance
chic, chicness, modishness, stylishness, swank, chichi, last word, smartness - elegance by virtue of being fashionable
2.jauntiness - a breezy liveliness; "a delightful breeziness of manner"
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
Translations
مَرَح ، أناقَه
eleganceveselost
friskhedlivlighed
gondtalanság
kæruleysi; glaîværî
şen şakraklık

jauntiness

[ˈdʒɔːntɪnɪs] N [of tone] → desenfado m; [of clothes] → vistosidad f; [of step] → garbo m

jauntiness

nUnbeschwertheit f, → Sorglosigkeit f; (of singing)Munterkeit f, → Fröhlichkeit f, → Heiterkeit f; the jauntiness of his stepsein schwungvoller or munterer Gang

jaunty

(ˈdʒoːnti) adjective
cheerful, bright, lively. a jaunty mood/hat.
ˈjauntily adverb
ˈjauntiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Her chin, small like the rest of her, was strong; and in the way she held herself there was a boyish jauntiness.
The assurance and jauntiness which generally marked his demeanour and dress were, however, wanting.
Hunt was a great poetic stimulus to Keats, but he is largely responsible for the flippant jauntiness and formlessness of Keats' earlier poetry, and the connection brought on Keats from the outset the relentless hostility of the literacy critics, who had dubbed Hunt and his friends 'The Cockney [i.
The blue dungaree trousers turned up the calf, one leg a little higher than the other, the clean check shirt, the white canvas cap, evidently made by himself, made up a whole of peculiar smartness, and the persistent jauntiness of his gait, even, poor fellow, when he couldn't help tottering, told of his invincible spirit.
Inflation is that index that reminds us, with the jauntiness of rhyme, that 'soon things may come to pass/when everyone's food will consist of grass'.
16) For Lang, the late-Victorian turn to French fixed forms, with their allegedly inherent jauntiness, brightened English verse and provided a counteraffect to the gloom of modernity.
This was not unusual for an educated child of the Enlightenment, but the lack of self-consciousness and amoral jauntiness that Boswell displays is compelling.
He takes his time on the Buzzcocks' Ever Fallen In Love, building it slowly, while The Beatles' I'm Only Sleeping is full of jauntiness.
A film projection tracks their separate paths across the map of France with the jauntiness of a film-noir car chase.
Approaching the newly-painted Herd Groyne lighthouse - we both love its rust-red jauntiness - we pass Emma's riverside house, where small shipyards once stood.
There's a jauntiness to Drunk For Fifteen Years, Martin Mackie's new single, that belies the maudlin subject matter - a man considering life from the discomfort of his hospital bed.