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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Spanish
Origin: boyante, from boyar; BUOY2

buoyant

adjective
     
Related topics: Finance
buoy‧ant
1 happy and confident:
Phil was in buoyant mood.
2BF buoyant prices etc tend to rise:
a buoyant economy
3 able to float or keep things floating:
Cork is very buoyant.
buoyantly adverb

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