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ˈbɔɪ ənt, ˈbu yəntbuoy·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. buoyant, floaty(adj)

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

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

  2. buoyant, chirpy, perky(adj)

    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. buoyant(Adjective)

    having buoyancy; able to float

  2. buoyant(Adjective)

    lighthearted and lively

    I'm in a buoyant mood.

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. John Ing:

    It was a wonderful week, energy was strong, gold was strong, the Canadian dollar firmed and there was a much more buoyant mood. It's just inevitable profit-taking.

  2. Alexander MacLaren:

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

  3. Kiranjeet Kaur:

    It all ties back to the smartphone market outlook, which is not really buoyant at this point.

  4. Designer Anya Hindmarch:

    We have lot of stores in Japan and I think it's a really exciting market there. The United States is very buoyant at the moment as well, so I think the whole world is feeling more confident in a way.

  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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