tending to float in a fluid.
capable of keeping a body afloat, as a liquid.
not easily depressed; cheerful.
cheering or invigorating.
- buoy·ant·ly, adverb
- non·buoy·ant, adjective
- non·buoy·ant·ly, adverb
- un·buoy·ant, adjective
- un·buoy·ant·ly, adverb
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How to use buoyant in a sentence
The Friends of Whitegrass Ski Touring Facebook group is similarly buoyant, featuring on any given day photos of on-site fun, cross-country skiing memes, bourbon cocktail recipes and panda videos.Skiing West Virginia’s ‘Canadian Valley’ in a banner season | John Briley | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
It has an athletic feel with a buoyant rubber heel and water-wicking full-grain leather.Best snow boots: Trudge confidently through snowfall | PopSci Commerce Team | February 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
For instance, some in the retail industry quickly found ways to keep business buoyant while stores were closed—bolstering their e-commerce setups and making it easier for customers to shop online or arrange for contactless pickup at a store.2021 planning: New business models, big opportunity | Jason Sparapani | January 11, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Earth’s crust today is made of thick, buoyant continental crust that stands proud above the sea.After 1.5 Billion Years in Flux, Here’s How a New, Stronger Crust Set the Stage for Life on Earth | Fabio A Capitanio | December 3, 2020 | Singularity Hub
On the other hand, the people who are familiar with projects like Polkadot are often holding tokens they hope to flip or are simply buoyant about anything blockchain-related.The blockchain industry faces a moment of truth as high-profile projects go live | Jeff | October 21, 2020 | Fortune
It was in this buoyant baby boom atmosphere that my parents grew up.
Standout tracks include the Bad-era sounding Blue Gangsta and the irrepressibly buoyant Paul Anka-written Love Never Felt So Good.
Despite this skepticism, Hatch was feeling buoyant in an interview with The Daily Beast.Is Iowa’s Republican Goliath Governor the Next Chris Christie? | Ben Jacobs | April 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Seeger showed Springsteen that political music could be buoyant, even as it dealt with the weightiest issues.Springsteen, Seeger, and the Joy of Political Music | Howard Wolfson | February 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The stock market has been buoyant, and interest rates have been rising in part because of expectations of higher economic growth.
Nature, ever buoyant and imperative, does her best to remedy the ills created by "Man's inhumanity to Man."Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
It was to me a new birth of faculties that resembled a new sense of being, a buoyant and elastic lightness of feelings and frame.
She was a most lovely girl, with a wild-rose complexion and starlike eyes, and full of life and buoyant hope.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
The water of dead seas, because of the additional weight of the substances which it holds, is extraordinarily buoyant.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
She was a brunette—great black flashing eyes, full red lips, raven-black hair, skin suffused with the glow of buoyant health.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
British Dictionary definitions for buoyant
able to float in or rise to the surface of a liquid
(of a liquid or gas) able to keep a body afloat or cause it to rise
cheerful or resilient
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