Meaning of BUOYANT in English


-nt adjective

Etymology: probably from Spanish boyante, from present participle of boyar

1. : having the quality or property of buoyancy

iron is buoyant in mercury

held up by the buoyant water

floating in midair in the buoyant gas

a person cheerful of face and buoyant of spirits

a buoyant stock market

walking with a buoyant step

2. : light and floating

a wonderfully delicate and buoyant evening gown

Synonyms: see elastic

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