jauntily

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Etymology[edit]

From jaunty +‎ -ly.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɔːn.tɪ.li/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɑn.tɪ.li/, /ˈdʒɔn.tɪ.li/
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jauntily (comparative more jauntily, superlative most jauntily)

  1. In an airy, showy, or affected manner.
  2. In a dapper or stylish manner.
  3. In an ostentatiously self-confident manner.
    • 1966, James Workman, The Mad Emperor, Melbourne, Sydney: Scripts, page 52:
      [He] walked quite jauntily across the courtyard to the distant door, his sandals clacking against the marble.

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