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Definition of "buoyant" []

  • Having or marked by buoyancy: a buoyant balloon; buoyant spirits. (adjective)
  • Lighthearted; gay: in a buoyant mood. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "buoyant" in a sentence
  • "Again, I don't want to use the term buoyant as I talked about that last quarter, but we certainly are encouraged."
  • "By using a more Nordic looking center table along with plenty of print all around on fabric, the home exudes a certain buoyant charm and beauty."
  • "Five hundred and seventy years later Frankfurt-am-Main, on October 5, 2010, found publishers from across the globe "in buoyant mood," according to London's Guardian newspaper last week -- having banished 2009's "mood of austerity," and busy toasting Alfred Knopf's advance of $2.5 million to a second-time Indian novelist Kiran Desai."