One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a floating piece of seaweed’
buoyant, buoyed up, non-submerged, on the surface, above water, afloat, drifting
2‘floating gas balloons’
hovering, levitating, suspended, hanging, defying gravity
uncommitted, undecided, in two minds, torn, split, uncertain, unsure, wavering, vacillating, indecisive, in a quandary, in a dilemma, in doubt
non-partisan, non-aligned, unaffiliated, unattached, neutral, impartial, independent, undeclared
informal iffy, blowing hot and cold, sitting on the fence
4‘a floating population’
unsettled, not settled, not fixed, transient, temporary, variable, fluctuating
migrant, wandering, nomadic, moving, on the move, migratory, travelling, drifting, roving, roaming, itinerant, gypsy, vagrant, vagabond
5‘a floating currency exchange rate’
variable, changeable, changing, fluid, fluctuating, free, not fixed
informal up and down
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