jaunty

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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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jaunty

adjective
Displaying light-hearted nonchalance:
Informal: corky.
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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
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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
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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
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jaunty

[ˈdʒɔːntɪ] adjbaldanzoso/a
at a jaunty angle (hat) → sulle ventitré
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

jaunty

(ˈdʒoːnti) adjective
cheerful, bright, lively. a jaunty mood/hat.
ˈjauntily adverb
ˈjauntiness noun
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Stacey Boss may be one of the jauntiest villains on TV, but that's one of the things Eddie Jemison loves about his character.
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Even O'Connor's choice of adjective to describe Tanner's demeanor in his final encounter with his murderer highlights the changed emphasis between "Getting Home" and "Judgment Day"; in the former, he uses his "stoutest voice" (Westarp 193), but in "Judgment Day" he speaks in his "jauntiest voice," which implies that Tanner has a sort of carefree joy as he prepares for his ultimate homecoming.