HyperDic: jaunty

English > 2 senses of the word jaunty:
ADJECTIVEalljaunty, dapper, dashing, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, sprucemarked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
alljaunty, chipper, debonair, debonairehaving a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
jaunty > pronunciation
Soundsjhao'ntiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > jaunty: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners.
Example "a jaunty red hat"
Synonymsdapper, dashing, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce
Broaderfashionable, stylishBeing or in accordance with current social fashions
Spanishelegante, gallardo, pulcro
Nounsjauntinessstylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance
Adverbsjauntilyin a jaunty fashionable manner
English > jaunty: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air.
Examples
  • "walked with a jaunty step"
  • "a jaunty optimist"
Synonymschipper, debonair, debonaire
BroadercheerfulFull of or promoting cheer
Spanishalegre, animado, gallardo, garboso
Catalanalegre, animat
Nounsjauntinessa breezy liveliness

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