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buoyant (adj) floating; be cheerful and optimistic.

When a thing floats on waters it is buoyant. People learning swimming and those who want to be afloat in the swimming pool, use life jackets which, because they are buoyant, keep them afloat. That is, the life jackets which are filled with air, float in the water, and they make people wearing them also floating. Life boats used in emergencies are also buoyant. That is, they are boats which never sink because they are inflated with air. When people are in a cheerful mood, and are hopeful of success, they are buoyant. When, just before an examination, or a contest, you are hopeful and confident, you are buoyant. To be in a buoyant mood or spirits is to be in a happy mood in the thought that everything is going to be all right. When business is good, and businessmen are cheerful, the market is buoyant.

  • Because she has already won two games, and as the opponent this time is not very strong, Sarah is very buoyant, and is sure to win a third time also.
  • The market is very buoyant because of a plentiful harvest, and an all time high in exports.
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