Her jauntiness and carefree attitude appeals to him; the negative side is her carelessness.
The lawyer's jauntiness dropped off, as if a modicum of respect for this man had found its way into his calculating soul.
She tried to be jaunty, but the jauntiness did not ring quite true.
Scupper, sure that he was not actually going to be hit, escaped with an ease and jauntiness which he was far from feeling.
He had lost the jauntiness of his air, but he was still dignified.
His face brightened up, his crestfallen manner merged happily into jauntiness, his self‑respect was restored.
For the moment all the jauntiness and exuberance had been drained out of him.
The young fellow's figure was superb, and held with a military precision and jauntiness.
“Naughty, naughty,” said Ellis, but his tone had lost some of its jauntiness.
She began to attempt, off Lundy, the spring and jauntiness of a trawler.
1660s, "elegant, stylish," from French gentil "nice, pleasing," in Old French "noble" (see gentle). Form reflects attempt to render the French pronunciation of gentil. Meaning "easy and sprightly in manner" first attested 1670s. Related: Jauntily; jauntiness.