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ˈbɔɪ ənt, ˈbu yəntbuoy·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. buoyant, floatyadjective

    tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas

    "buoyant balloons"; "buoyant balsawood boats"; "a floaty scarf"

  2. buoyant, chirpy, perkyadjective

    characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness

    "buoyant spirits"; "his quick wit and chirpy humor"; "looking bright and well and chirpy"; "a perky little widow in her 70s"


  1. buoyantadjective

    having buoyancy; able to float

  2. buoyantadjective

    lighthearted and lively

    I'm in a buoyant mood.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Buoyantadjective

    Floating; light; that which will not sink.

    Etymology: from buoy.

    I swom with the tide, and the water under me was buoyant. Dryden.

    His once so vivid nerves,
    So full of buoyant spirit, now no more
    Inspire the course. James Thomson, Autumn, l. 455.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buoyant

    having the quality of rising or floating in a fluid; tending to rise or float; as, iron is buoyant in mercury

  2. Buoyant

    bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another body by being specifically heavier

  3. Buoyant

    light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful; as, a buoyant disposition; buoyant spirits

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. buoyant

    The property of floating lightly on the water.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buoyant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buoyant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of buoyant in a Sentence

  1. Alexander MacLaren:

    Seek to cultivate a buoyant, joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of God in your daily life.

  2. Sergio Ermotti:

    We and the industry are facing unprecedented headwinds, for example from interest rates, which have pressured net interest margins in all of our businesses and from macroeconomic and political uncertainties that have contributed to huge risk aversion among our clients, industry activity levels in investment banking advisory have slowed markedly year on year, and, while equity volumes in the US are buoyant, flat volumes in Europe and sharp declines in Asia do not favor our geographic mix.

  3. Broderick Sawyer:

    So, if I have a workday with a lot of meetings, maybe I need to be a little more chipper and buoyant. Maybe I need to be more laser-focused because it is a heavy writing day. Those are different energies.

  4. Astronaut Mike Fincke:

    The reason why we train underwater is because we actually wear real spacesuits, we do real tasks and we feel like we are weightless, when actually we're just neutrally buoyant so we're floating.

  5. Scott Bryan:

    The pumice gets waterlogged or negatively buoyant and sinks to the sea floor and gets logged and stuck there, then those plants and animals and Great Barrier Reef can then continue to grow and grow in this new location.

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