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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce(adj)

    marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

    "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"

  2. chipper, debonair, debonaire, jaunty(adj)

    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"


  1. jaunty(Adjective)

    Airy; showy; finical; hence, characterized by an affected or fantastical manner.

    The courtier was a jaunty fellow, attuned to the esoteric court gossip and attentive to the least beneficial wind of favor blowing from the throne.

  2. jaunty(Adjective)

    Dapper or stylish.

    He wore a jaunty outfit that was all the rage.

  3. jaunty(Adjective)

    Ostentatiously self-confident.

    He walked down the street with a jaunty swaggering step, as if daring others less perfectly satisfied to intrude upon his good mood.

  4. Origin: Formerly spelt janty, from gentil. See gentle, and compare genty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jaunty

    airy; showy; finical; hence, characterized by an affected or fantastical manner

  2. Origin: [Formerly spelt janty, fr. F. gentil. See Gentle, and cf. Genty.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jaunty

    Janty, jänt′i, adj. airy: showy: finical.—adv. Jaunt′ily.—n. Jaunt′iness. [Fr. gentil.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jaunty in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jaunty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • animado, desenvuelto, alegreSpanish
  • kopea, leuhka, itsevarma, tyylikäsFinnish
  • luchtigDutch
  • стильный, небрежный, изящный, показной, развязный, изысканный, беспечныйRussian

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