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jaunty

jaun·ty

jaunty

 
pronunciation:
jawn ti
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: jauntier, jauntiest
definition 1: characterized by a light, lively, or confident manner.
He walked up to the podium to receive his prize with a jaunty step.She looked back at us with a jaunty grin.
synonyms:
carefree, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, lighthearted, sprightly
antonyms:
depressed
similar words:
airy, blithe, buoyant, chipper, debonair, easy, jovial, light, lively, saucy, spirited, sporty
definition 2: stylish or dashing in appearance.
That's a jaunty necktie you're wearing!
synonyms:
dapper, dashing, natty, smart, sporty, spruce, stylish
similar words:
chic, debonair, fashionable, rakish, snappy
derivations: jauntily (adv.), jauntiness (n.)
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