Jauntily
Jauntily \Jaun"ti*ly\, adv. In a jaunty manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • jauntily — jaunty ► ADJECTIVE (jauntier, jauntiest) ▪ having a lively and self confident manner. DERIVATIVES jauntily adverb jauntiness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «well bred, genteel»: from French gentil well born …   English terms dictionary

  • jauntily — adverb in a jaunty fashionable manner his hat sat jauntily on his full brown hair • Derived from adjective: ↑jaunty …   Useful english dictionary

  • jauntily — adverb see jaunty …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jauntily — See jaunty. * * * …   Universalium

  • jauntily — adverb /ˈdʒɔːn.tɪ.li,ˈdʒɑn.tɪ.li,ˈdʒɔn.tɪ.li/ a) In an airy, showy, or affected manner. b) In a dapper or stylish manner. Syn: rakishly, stylishly …   Wiktionary

  • jauntily — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. buoyantly, gaily, briskly; see briskly , cheerfully , happily 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • jauntily — adv. in a lively manner, merrily; in a stylish manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jauntily — jaun·ti·ly …   English syllables

  • jaunty — jauntily, adv. jauntiness, n. /jawn tee, jahn /, adj., jauntier, jauntiest. 1. easy and sprightly in manner or bearing: to walk with a jaunty step. 2. smartly trim, as clothing: a jaunty hat. [1655 65; earlier jentee, juntee < F gentil noble,… …   Universalium

  • jaunty — [[t]ʤɔ͟ːnti[/t]] jauntier, jauntiest ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone or something as jaunty, you mean that they are full of confidence and energy. ...a jaunty little man... Tremain s novel is altogether jauntier, more various and… …   English dictionary

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