buoy·ant /ˈbɔɪənt, ˈbujənt/
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.”
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.
adj 1: tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas; "buoyant
balloons"; "buoyant balsawood boats"; "a floaty scarf"
2: characterized by liveliness and light-heartedness; "buoyant
spirits"; "his quick wit and chirpy humor"; "looking
bright and well and chirpy"; "a perky little widow in her
70s" [syn: chirpy, perky]