- 1(of prices, business activity, etc.) tending to increase or stay at a high level, usually showing financial success a buoyant economy/market buoyant sales/prices a buoyant demand for homes
- 2cheerful and feeling sure that things will be successful They were all in buoyant mood.
- 3floating, able to float, or able to keep things floating The boat bobbed like a cork on the waves: light and buoyant. Salt water is more buoyant than fresh water.
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NAmE//ˈbɔɪənsi//noun [uncountable] the buoyancy of the stock market a mood of buoyancy a buoyancy aid (= something to help you float)