buoyant

  • 1 buoyant — buoy‧ant [ˈbɔɪənt ǁ ˈbɔɪənt, ˈbuːjənt] adjective a buoyant market, economy etc is successful and has a lot of trading activity, and prices are rising rather than falling: • There is also a buoyant market for expensive Swiss watches. • Sterling… …

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  • 2 Buoyant — Buoy ant, a. [From {Buoy}, v. t. & i.] 1. Having the quality of rising or floating in a fluid; tending to rise or float; as, iron is buoyant in mercury. Buoyant on the flood. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another body …

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  • 3 buoyant — [adj1] light in weight afloat, airy, bouncy, floatable, floating, resilient, supernatant, unsinkable, weightless; concept 491 Ant. heavy, weighted buoyant [adj2] light in spirit animated, blithe, bouncy, breezy, bright, carefree, cheerful,… …

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  • 4 buoyant — index resilient, sanguine, volatile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 buoyant — 1570s, perhaps from Sp. boyante, prp. of boyar to float, from boya buoy, from Du. boei (see BUOY (Cf. buoy)). Of personalities, etc., from c.1748 …

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  • 6 buoyant — volatile, expansive, resilient, effervescent, *elastic Analogous words: *spirited, high spirited, mettlesome, gingery: *lively, vivacious, animated, sprightly: jocund, blithe, *merry: optimistic, *hopeful Antonyms: depressed, dejected …

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  • 7 buoyant — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to keep afloat. 2) cheerful and optimistic. 3) (of an economy or market) engaged in much activity. DERIVATIVES buoyancy noun buoyantly adverb …

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  • 8 buoyant — [boi′ənt; ] also [ bo͞o′yənt] adj. [< ? Sp boyante < boyar, to float] having or showing buoyancy buoyantly adv …

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  • 9 buoyant — [[t]bɔ͟ɪ͟ənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you are in a buoyant mood, you feel cheerful and behave in a lively way. She was in a buoyant mood and they were looking forward to their new life... You will feel more buoyant and optimistic about the future… …

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  • 10 buoyant — buoy|ant [ˈbɔıənt US ˈbɔıənt, ˈbu:jənt] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Spanish; Origin: boyante, from boyar; BUOY2] 1.) happy and confident ▪ Phil was in buoyant mood. 2.) buoyant prices etc tend to rise ▪ a buoyant economy 3.) able to float or keep… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 buoyant — adjective 1 cheerful and confident: Phil was in buoyant mood. 2 buoyant prices etc tend to rise: a buoyant economy 3 able to float or keep things floating: Cork is a very buoyant material. buoyantly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 buoyant — buoy|ant [ bɔıənt, bujənt ] adjective 1. ) capable of floating a ) a buoyant liquid is able to make things float in it 2. ) feeling happy and confident 3. ) if the economy or an aspect of the economy is buoyant, it is successful and seems likely… …

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  • 13 buoyant — UK [ˈbɔɪənt] / US / US [ˈbujənt] adjective 1) economics if the economy or an aspect of the economy is buoyant, it is successful and seems likely to remain successful The housing market remains buoyant. 2) feeling happy and confident 3) a) capable …

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  • 14 buoyant — adjective 1) a buoyant substance Syn: able to float, floating, floatable Ant: leaden 2) a buoyant mood Syn: cheerful, cheery, happy, lighthearted, carefree …

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  • 15 buoyant — adjective 1) a buoyant substance Syn: floating, floatable 2) a buoyant mood Syn: cheerful, cheery, happy, light hearted, carefree, joyful, bubbly, bouncy, sunny; informal …

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  • 16 buoyant —   Lana, ālana, mālana, mānana, kualana, ālewalewa.    ♦ To make buoyant, ho omālana.    ♦ Buoyant blood, lana ke koko (of youth) …

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  • 17 buoyant — adjective Date: 1578 having buoyancy: as a. capable of floating b. cheerful, gay c. capable of maintaining a satisfactorily high level < a buoyant economy > • buoyantly adverb …

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  • 18 buoyant — adjective a) having buoyancy; able to float I’m in a buoyant mood. b) lighthearted and lively See Also: buoyancy, buoy, buoy up, buoying …

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  • 19 buoyant — adj. Buoyant is used with these nouns: ↑demand, ↑economy, ↑mood …

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  • 20 buoyant — [ˈbɔɪənt] adj 1) happy and confident 2) capable of floating 3) successful and likely to remain successful The housing market remains buoyant.[/ex] buoyancy [ˈbɔɪənsi] noun [U] …

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