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jaunty

adjective uk   /ˈdʒɔːn.ti/ us    /ˈdʒɑːn.t̬i/
showing that you are happy and confident: a jaunty grin/step. When he came back his hat was at a jaunty angle and he was smiling.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
jauntily
adverb uk   /-tɪ.li/ us    /-t̬ɪ.li/
Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
jauntiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Pleasure and happiness
(Definition of jaunty from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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