jauntiness jauntiness


  1. (n) stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance
  2. (n) a breezy liveliness


  1. He smiled for the cameras, he crouched dramatically to study his putts, he indulged in all his characteristic byplay of gesture and jauntiness.
  2. They liked his jauntiness, admired his ability to make tough decisions by what often seemed to be sheer intuition and then sleep peacefully.
  3. When at last Nixon entered the room, it was with a show of jauntiness that failed to hide an extraordinary nervousness.



  • Philip Larkin praised the "absolute sureness of his settings, the freshness of his characters, the terrifying climaxes of violence, the literate jauntiness of style, the unfailing intelligent compassion".
    on Feb 14, 2010 By: Philip Larkin Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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