jauntily

[ jawn-tee, jahn- ]SEE DEFINITION OF jauntily

Synonyms for jauntily

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"To me, it is a matter of perfect indifference," said I, jauntily.

"A feller's got to be in this country," he replied, jauntily.

Sandy handed Brewer a cigar and stuck one, jauntily, in his own mouth.

All were strolling as leisurely and jauntily as only true plutocrats can afford to do.

“Some chaps is always thinking about going to bed,” said Bob jauntily.

"Fat policeman," said the skipper, jauntily, twisting his moustache.

"It's one of those tins you prise up," said Marjorie jauntily.

She hardly knew whether to be jauntily joyous or crushed with fear.

But—so said Kiessling—Kaltofen had jauntily said he would lay it all on Fischer.

So l'Embarrasseur continued as jauntily as if he felt secure now.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "elegant, stylish," from French gentil "nice, pleasing," in Old French "noble" (see gentle). Form reflects attempt to render the French pronunciation of gentil. Meaning "easy and sprightly in manner" first attested 1670s. Related: Jauntily; jauntiness.

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