Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: jaunty

Definition: cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat


Sentences Containing 'jaunty'

Nothing, unless indeed the coarse buffoonery of Phillips, could be more out of place in an attempt to represent Cervantes, than a flippant, would-be facetious style, like that of Motteux's version for example, or the sprightly, jaunty air, French translators sometimes adopt.
He carried a jaunty sort of a stick, with a large pair of rusty tassels to it; and a quizzing-glass hung outside his coat,--for ornament, I afterwards found, as he very seldom looked through it, and couldn't see anything when he did.

More Vocab Words

::: genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
::: coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
::: carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
::: disperse - scatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd
::: impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
::: exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
::: swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
::: pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor