[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.
2. Bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another body by being
The water under me was buoyant. --Dryden.
3. Light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful; as, a buoyant
disposition; buoyant spirits. -- Buoy"ant*ly, adv.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas;
"buoyant balloons"; "buoyant balsawood boats"; "a floaty
scarf" [syn: buoyant, floaty]
2: characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness; "buoyant
spirits"; "his quick wit and chirpy humor"; "looking bright
and well and chirpy"; "a perky little widow in her 70s" [syn:
buoyant, chirpy, perky]
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,