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jaunty

adjective     /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     /-tɪ.li/ US  /-t̬ɪ.li/ adverb Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something jauntiness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Pleasure and happiness
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