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 specifically heavier.

The water under me was buoyant. Dryden.

3.

Light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful; as, a buoyant disposition; buoyant spirits.

-- Buoy"ant*ly, adv.

 

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