веселый; бойкий; беспечный; самодовольный; развязный; небрежно-развязный
- The RSM brought everyone to attention, "By the right, quick march," barked the Officer and we were off to a jaunty 6-;8 time, Blue Bonnets Over the Border , as I got under way.
- A stocky figure with a heavy serge coat and a "lum" hat set at a jaunty angle, turned to his two companions.
- This was the theme tune at last month's revolutionary rallies, where the crowds sang it with great gusto and clapped to the jaunty rhythm of its concluding lines.
- "That'd be telling," Jos said, his tone jaunty.
- I do not recall much of the plot but all through childhood and beyond I have remained haunted by vivid remembered images: little leprechauns in mad underground celebration dancing round pots of gold, leaping over plundered treasures; Michael and Katy skipping hand in hand through the fields; the jaunty, laughing, Guinness swilling, devil may care Darby with his pub stories, his sideways philosophy and his battles of wit with the wily King Brian of the leprechauns; but mainly, and most frighteningly, the dreaded death coach with its headless coachman come to call Darby's soul on the one way trip to hell.
- The soldiers must be changed; what about jaunty tricorne, blue chin, military jerkin, one sleeve torn from shoulder, bare arm, one sleeve tattered, belts, striped culottes torn just below knee, hessian leggings, gartering.
- There was no mistaking that jaunty walk and the cocky tilt of the man's head.
- Several times Paul Guillaume came back to the house to have his portrait painted in a discreet, dark suit, starched collar and tie, jaunty trilby hat, a gloved hand languidly holding a cigarette and thinly parted lips which seem to be saying "I am a man of exquisite taste".
- "Best be movin," he said and they swung open the gate and set off at a jaunty pace back up the lane towards the main road.
- Washbrook: composure and constancy at a jaunty angle Frank Keating dares to wish a four-square and formidable hero a very happy birthday.
- He is mercurially skittish as the bell-bottomed tar in Red Peppers executing jaunty scissor-like leaps.
- She hit upon a pair of corduroy breeches which would fit snugly at the waist but balloon over the hips, with highly-polished brown leather boots for a touch of chic, a maroon Italian sweater, which at 15p at a jumble sale had been a real snip, and a jaunty maroon beret.
- A few moments before he died he rubbed his cheek against our hands desperate for our touch, like a kitten or a very young baby; in the next he was once again the brave young fighter pilot, and, in a curiously jaunty gesture he put his thumbs up, as though telling control tower he was ready now for take off.
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