buoy·ant adjective \ˈbȯi-ənt, ˈbü-yənt\
: able to float
: able to cause things to float
: happy and confident
: having buoyancy: as
a : capable of floating
b : cheerful, gay
c : capable of maintaining a satisfactorily high level <a buoyant economy>
— buoy·ant·ly adverb
Examples of BUOYANT
- Warm air is more buoyant than cool air.
- The actors were buoyant as they prepared for the evening's performance.
First Known Use of BUOYANT
Related to BUOYANT
- blithe, blithesome, bright, cheerful, canty [British dialect], cheery, chipper, eupeptic, gay, gladsome, lightsome, sunny, upbeat, winsome
- dour, gloomy, glum, morose, saturnine, sulky, sullen
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