One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a buoyant substance’
able to float, light, floating
2‘they dispersed in a buoyant mood’
cheerful, cheery, happy, light-hearted, carefree, bright, glad, merry, joyful, bubbly, bouncy, effervescent, blithe, sunny, breezy, jolly, jovial, animated, lively, sprightly, jaunty, ebullient, high-spirited, vivacious, vital, sparkling, sparky, zestful, perky
optimistic, confident, hopeful, sanguine, bullish, positive
informal peppy, zippy, zingy, upbeat
3‘car sales were buoyant’
booming, strong, vigorous, burgeoning, thriving, growing, developing, progressing, improving, expanding, mushrooming, snowballing, ballooning
informal going strong
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