Search Result for "buoyant":
1. tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas;
- Example: "buoyant balloons"
- Example: "buoyant balsawood boats"
- Example: "a floaty scarf"
[syn: buoyant, floaty]
2. characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness;
- Example: "buoyant spirits"
- Example: "his quick wit and chirpy humor"
- Example: "looking bright and well and chirpy"
- Example: "a perky little widow in her 70s"
[syn: buoyant, chirpy, perky]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 by being specifically heavier. [1913 Webster] The water under me was buoyant. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful; as, a buoyant disposition; buoyant spirits. -- Buoy"ant*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "buoyant": adaptable, adaptive, afloat, airy, animated, blithe, bouncy, breezy, bright, carefree, cheerful, convalescent, corky, debonair, ebullient, effervescent, elastic, expansive, extensile, flexible, flexile, floatable, floating, floaty, free and easy, jaunty, light, light-hearted, lighthearted, lightsome, lively, peppy, perky, recuperative, recuperatory, resilient, responsive, reviviscent, springy, stretch, stretchable, stretchy, supernatant, vivacious, volatile