Buoyantly
Buoyant 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another body by being specifically heavier. [1913 Webster]

The water under me was buoyant. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful; as, a buoyant disposition; buoyant spirits. -- {Buoy"ant*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • buoyantly — adverb in a cheerfully buoyant manner we accepted the opportunity buoyantly • Syn: ↑chirpily • Derived from adjective: ↑buoyant (for: ↑chirpily), ↑buoyant …   Useful english dictionary

  • buoyantly — adverb see buoyant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buoyantly — See buoyant. * * * …   Universalium

  • buoyantly — adverb In a buoyant manner …   Wiktionary

  • buoyantly — adv. lightly, in a lively manner; gaily, cheerfully; while floating …   English contemporary dictionary

  • buoyantly — buoy·ant·ly …   English syllables

  • buoyantly — See: buoyant …   English dictionary

  • buoyant — buoyantly, adv. /boy euhnt, booh yeuhnt/, adj. 1. tending to float in a fluid. 2. capable of keeping a body afloat, as a liquid. 3. not easily depressed; cheerful. 4. cheering or invigorating. [1570 80; BUOY + ANT] Syn. 3. happy, lighthearted,… …   Universalium

  • chirpily — adverb in a cheerfully buoyant manner we accepted the opportunity buoyantly • Syn: ↑buoyantly • Derived from adjective: ↑buoyant, ↑buoyant (for: ↑buoyantly) …   Useful english dictionary

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