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jaunty

adjective

1 jaunty

Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners:
— A jaunty red hat.

synonyms: dapper, dashing, natty, raffish, rakish, snappy, spiffy, spruce.

Roget 845: beautiful, beauteous; handsome; gorgeous; pretty; lovely, graceful, elegant, prepossessing; attractive etc. (inviting) 615; delicate, ... show more

Roget 882: ostentatious, showy, dashing, pretentious; janty, jaunty; grand, pompous, palatial; high-sounding; turgid etc. (big-sounding) 577; ... show more

Roget 885: insolent, haughty, arrogant, imperious, magisterial, dictatorial, arbitrary; high-handed, high and mighty; contumelious, supercilious, overbearing, intolerant, domineering, ... show more

Roget 863: rash, incautious, indiscreet; imprudent, improvident, temerarious; uncalculating; heedless; careless etc. (neglectful) 460; without ballast, heels over head, ... show more

Roget 852: fashionable; in fashion etc. n.; a la mode, comme il faut [Fr.]; admitted in society, admissible in society etc. n.; presentable; conventional etc. (customary) ... show more



2 jaunty

Having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air:
— Walked with a jaunty step.
— A jaunty optimist.

synonyms: chipper, debonair, debonaire.

Roget 836: cheerful; happy etc. 827; cheery, cheerly; of good cheer, smiling; blithe; in spirits, in good spirits; breezy, bully, chipper [U.S.]; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: airy, blithe, brave, bravura, braw, breezy, brisk, buoyant, carefree, cheerful, chic, chichi, classy, clothes-conscious, colorful, corky, cosmopolitan, dapper, daring, dashing ... show more.

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