buoyant buoyant  /ˈbɔɪ ənt/


  1. (adj) characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness
  2. (adj) tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas



  1. In that story, among many other things, experts claimed that what Coach Al Campanis more recently declared was true: blacks are less buoyant.
  2. I'm a big believer in geographic determinism, and I suspect the clement weather in San Francisco has a lot to do with its pervading buoyant mood.
  3. Those buoyant days are now long gone.


  1. Socceroos manager Holger Osieck says ‘women should shut up in public’ at press conference

    Feeling buoyant after Australia's resplendent 4-0 win over Jordan on Tuesday — which leaves the Socceroos three points away from automatic qualification to next year's World Cup Finals — manager Holger Osieck decided to treat journalists at a post-match press … Continue reading ?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Dirty Tackle via Yahoo! Sports

  2. French Market Moderately Higher

    The French market is moderately higher on Wednesday, amid bargain hunting, as some buoyant news on the M&A front in the region helped balance the negative sentiment triggered by concerns about the future of the stimulus programs. That said, markets in Asia fell to stimulus worries, as investors globally fear that other central banks may follow the Bank of Japan's inaction.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: RTT News

  3. Export slowdown threatens emerging Asia's credit-fuelled boom

    By Stuart Grudgings KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A deepening slump in exports is sending tremors through Asia, threatening to undermine some booming emerging economies that have surged ahead in recent years on a heady combination of easy credit, buoyant consumer demand and strong domestic investment. Export growth throughout Asia has sagged in recent months, hit by slackening demand from the United ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "We are buoyant at the moment," Pearce told the FA website. "We have Carragher back from suspension and King back as well, so we are near enough at full strength and everyone is vying for a starting place. When you come to these tournaments...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Stuart Pearce Source: BBC Sport

  2. "The first six weeks of 2007/08 have been very strong for all our flying businesses and forward bookings are equally buoyant through to the end of the calendar year," Dixon said.
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: Geoff Dixon Source: Malaysia Star

  3. "Based on what's been going on this season with us, the gloom and doom thing has dampened the spirits," Riley said. "But I think yesterday was buoyant."
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Pat Riley Source: USA Today

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