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 (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"
مَرَح ، أناقَه
kæruleysi; glaîværî
şen şakraklık


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


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


(ˈdʒoːnti) adjective
cheerful, bright, lively. a jaunty mood/hat.
ˈjauntily adverb
ˈjauntiness noun
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Her chin, small like the rest of her, was strong; and in the way she held herself there was a boyish jauntiness.
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