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enterprising

adjective en·ter·pris·ing \-ˌprī-ziŋ\

: having or showing the ability or desire to do new and difficult things

Full Definition of ENTERPRISING

:  marked by an independent energetic spirit and by readiness to act <an enterprising young reporter>

Examples of ENTERPRISING

  1. As an enterprising young reporter, she covered many important stories.
  2. <the company is claiming that there will be huge financial rewards for enterprising sales representatives>

First Known Use of ENTERPRISING

1611
ENTERPRISING Defined for Kids

enterprising

adjective en·ter·pris·ing \ˈen-tər-ˌprī-ziŋ\

Definition of ENTERPRISING for Kids

:  bold and energetic in trying or experimenting <A few enterprising pioneers founded a new town.>

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