What does buoyant mean?

buoyant meaning in General Dictionary

Having the quality of rising or drifting in a fluid looking after increase or float as iron is buoyant in mercury

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  • characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness
  • looking after float on a liquid or rise in environment or gasoline
  • Having the quality of rising or drifting in a substance; looking after increase or float; as, metal is buoyant in mercury.
  • Bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another body by being specifically weightier.
  • Light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful; since, a buoyant personality; buoyant spirits.

buoyant meaning in Urban Dictionary

Getting absolutely magged, loose, intoxicated at a party.


buoyant meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1570s, maybe from Spanish boyante, present participle of boyar "to float," from boya "buoy," from Dutch boei (see buoy (n.)). Of characters, etc., from c.1748. Related: Buoyantly.


buoyant meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t. & we.) getting the top-notch increasing or drifting in a fluid; looking after increase or float; as, metal is buoyant in mercury.

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  • (v. t. & we.) Bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another human anatomy when you are particularly thicker.
  • (v. t. & we.) Light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful; since, a buoyant disposition; buoyant spirits.

Sentence Examples with the word buoyant

Though apparently the most massive, it is by far the most buoyant part about him.

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