adverb 1. in a happy, confident manner ⇒ Designers were buoyantly optimistic., ⇒ Not everyone sounds as buoyantly bright as she does., ⇒ 'Better to have tried,' she added buoyantly., ⇒ He buoyantly interpreted his landslide election victory as a mandate to pursue sweeping policy changes, ⇒ I stepped buoyantly into the brilliant sunlight., ⇒ He buoyantly set off in his jeep for the 35-mile journey to Rome.
2. in a manner characterized by satisfactorily rising prices ⇒ The company produced some of the best of the high street's sales growth over Christmas and continues to trade buoyantly.
3. in a manner that exhibits buoyancy ⇒ This enables them to float buoyantly., ⇒ I could see him floating buoyantly, bobbing up and down with the motion of the waves.
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