jaunty


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Related to jaunty: jaundice, jazzy, jest, debonair

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.

jaunty

(ˈdʒɔːntɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. sprightly, self-confident, and cheerful; brisk: a jaunty step.
2. smart; trim: a jaunty hat.
[C17: from French gentil noble; see genteel]
ˈjauntily adv
ˈjauntiness n

jaun•ty

(ˈdʒɔn ti, ˈdʒɑn-)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
1. easy and sprightly in manner or bearing: to walk with a jaunty step.
2. smartly trim, as clothing: a jaunty hat.
[1655–65; < French gentil noble, gentle, genteel with ending taken as -y1]
jaun′ti•ly, adv.
jaun′ti•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jaunty - marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"
fashionable, stylish - being or in accordance with current social fashions; "fashionable clothing"; "the fashionable side of town"; "a fashionable cafe"
2.jaunty - having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air; "looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton; "life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds; "walked with a jaunty step"; "a jaunty optimist"
cheerful - being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"

jaunty

adjective sprightly, buoyant, carefree, high-spirited, gay, smart, trim, lively, airy, spruce, breezy, perky, sparky, dapper, self-confident, showy The novel is altogether jauntier than these quotations imply.
serious, dull, dignified, sedate, lifeless, staid

jaunty

adjective
Displaying light-hearted nonchalance:
Informal: corky.
Translations
مَرِح، أنيق
apartníuvolněnýživý
frisklivlig
líflegur
pakiliaipakilusprašmatniaiprašmatnumas
bezrūpīgsdzīvespriecīgsmundrs

jaunty

[ˈdʒɔːntɪ] ADJ (jauntier (compar) (jauntiest (superl))) (= relaxed) [air, tone] → desenvuelto, desenfadado; (= cheerful) [clothes, hat] → alegre; [step] → garboso, airoso

jaunty

[ˈdʒɔːnti] adj
[air, tone] → enjoué(e)
[look, wave] → désinvolte
to wear a hat at a jaunty angle → incliner son chapeau sur le côté de façon désinvolte

jaunty

adj (+er)munter, fröhlich; tune also, hatflott; steps alsoschwungvoll; attitudeunbeschwert, sorglos; with a jaunty airunbeschwert; he wore his hat at a jaunty angleer hatte den Hut keck aufgesetzt

jaunty

[ˈdʒɔːntɪ] adjbaldanzoso/a
at a jaunty angle (hat) → sulle ventitré

jaunty

(ˈdʒoːnti) adjective
cheerful, bright, lively. a jaunty mood/hat.
ˈjauntily adverb
ˈjauntiness noun
References in classic literature ?
With that Jo marched straight away and the rest followed, a bright little band of sisters, all looking their best in summer suits, with happy faces under the jaunty hatbrims.
They produced a photograph taken just before I went away to college: a tall youth in striped trousers and a straw hat, trying to look easy and jaunty.
He was quite pale and agitated, although attempting, by a jaunty swinging of the switch he had just cut, to assume the appearance of ease and confidence.
Nicely," said Ruth, taking off her little drab bonnet, and dusting it with her handkerchief, displaying, as she did so, a round little head, on which the Quaker cap sat with a sort of jaunty air, despite all the stroking and patting of the small fat hands, which were busily applied to arranging it.
He carried a jaunty sort of a stick, with a large pair of rusty tassels to it; and a quizzing-glass hung outside his coat, - for ornament, I afterwards found, as he very seldom looked through it, and couldn't see anything when he did.
So they lay still, and in a minute more up came a smart stranger dressed in scarlet and silk and wearing a jaunty hat with a curling cock feather in it.
No one had told him as yet of Suzanne's revelations; he therefore appeared very jaunty and slightly conceited when the company, leaving the dining-room, returned to the salon for their coffee; several other guests had meantime assembled for the evening.
He and all of them were laughing; but, seeing me, Zverkov drew himself up a little, walked up to me deliberately with a slight, rather jaunty bend from the waist.
The brigade was jaunty and seemed to point a proud thumb at the yelling wood.
He was a youthful and rather jaunty practitioner, but he had a clever face, and the ribbon of the Legion of Honor in his buttonhole; Newman listened attentively to the instructions he gave him before retiring, and took mechanically from his hand a small volume which the surgeon recommended as a help to wakefulness, and which turned out to be an old copy of "Faublas.
A jaunty little feather of water curled in front of it, and as it lifted it showed a long ladder of Roman numerals - XV.
Then he seemed to breathe more freely, and recovered some of his jaunty impudence.