Jauntier
Jaunty Jaun"ty, a. [Compar. {Jauntier}; superl. {Jauntiest}.] [Formerly spelt janty, fr. F. gentil. See {Gentle}, and cf. {Genty}.] Airy; showy; finical; hence, characterized by an affected or fantastical manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • Jauntiest — Jaunty Jaun ty, a. [Compar. {Jauntier}; superl. {Jauntiest}.] [Formerly spelt janty, fr. F. gentil. See {Gentle}, and cf. {Genty}.] Airy; showy; finical; hence, characterized by an affected or fantastical manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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