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 ?
He wore a jaunty coat of chocolate-colored velvet, with diamond buttons, and with two huge pockets which were always filled with bones, dropped there at dinner by his loving mistress.
He had great neatness of person, and he continued to wear his spruce black coat and his bowler hat, always a little too small for him, in a dapper, jaunty manner.
We were all reading his jaunty, nervy, knowing books, and some of us were questioning whether we ought not to set him above Thackeray and Dickens and George Eliot, 'tulli quanti', so great was the effect that Charles Reade had with our generation.
These he carried away to his man and succeeded, although the garments did not fit very well, in dressing the creature in a jaunty fashion.
Upon his head he wears a jaunty cap, and his hair is long and curled.
Kitty was walking there with her mother and the Moscow colonel, smart and jaunty in his European coat, bought ready-made at Frankfort.
The brigade was jaunty and seemed to point a proud thumb at the yelling wood.
Then he seemed to breathe more freely, and recovered some of his jaunty impudence.
came the company commander's voice in jaunty tones.
From the trim little hat, with its white band and jaunty bunch of cornflowers, to the well-shaped patent shoes, she was neatly and daintily dressed.
There was nothing left of the sailor's jaunty swagger.
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.