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industrious

adjective in·dus·tri·ous \in-ˈdəs-trē-əs\

: working very hard : not lazy

Full Definition of INDUSTRIOUS

1
obsolete :  skillful, ingenious
2
:  constantly, regularly, or habitually active or occupied :  diligent <an industrious worker>
in·dus·tri·ous·ly adverb
in·dus·tri·ous·ness noun
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Examples of INDUSTRIOUS

  1. He is an industrious worker.
  2. <an industrious worker who never seems to sleep>

First Known Use of INDUSTRIOUS

15th century

Synonym Discussion of INDUSTRIOUS

busy, industrious, diligent, assiduous, sedulous mean actively engaged or occupied. busy chiefly stresses activity as opposed to idleness or leisure <too busy to spend time with the children>. industrious implies characteristic or habitual devotion to work <industrious employees>. diligent suggests earnest application to some specific object or pursuit <very diligent in her pursuit of a degree>. assiduous stresses careful and unremitting application <assiduous practice>. sedulous implies painstaking and persevering application <a sedulous investigation of the murder>.

Rhymes with INDUSTRIOUS

INDUSTRIOUS Defined for Kids

industrious

adjective in·dus·tri·ous \in-ˈdə-strē-əs\

Definition of INDUSTRIOUS for Kids

:  working hard and steadily <industrious students>
in·dus·tri·ous·ly adverb

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