bus·​tling | \ˈbəs-liŋ, ˈbə-sə-\

Definition of bustling 

: full of lively activity : busily astir a bustling market bustling streets Commercial ships and recreational boats were serviced by a bustling marine industry.AAG Abstracts

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Other Words from bustling

bustlingly adverb
a bustlingly busy area

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With fabulous shopping, fresh Mediterranean cuisine, and bustling beach clubs, Mykonos has become a go-to destination for hip jetsetters in search of the ultimate European holiday. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Grace Mykonos," 20 Sep. 2018 Ahead of the launch, Anderson spoke to BAZAAR.com about her first experience with designing a collection, the inspiration behind the pieces, and how her bustling career has shaped her personal style. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gillian Anderson Is Breaking into Fashion with a Capsule Collection for Winser London," 1 Sep. 2018 In Buena Park, a bustling business district serves as a kind of suburban Koreatown, offering an endless array of restaurants along with K-pop dance studios and a Korean movie theater. Jennifer Medina, New York Times, "Awe, Gratitude, Fear: Conflicting Emotions for Korean-Americans in the Era of Trump," 10 May 2018 With a strong job market and bustling housing market fueling consumer confidence, consumers bought about 2.1 percent more vehicles for the month than a year earlier, according to Cox Automotive analysts. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "US auto sales enjoy June increase: Ford, Fiat Chrysler up," 3 July 2018 With strong employment and a bustling housing market fueling consumer confidence, Americans bought about 2.1 percent more vehicles for the month than in June 2017, according to Cox Automotive analysts. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Auto industry touts strong sales, but tariff talk clouds picture," 3 July 2018 The city is still gritty and colorful, yet its bustling center feels safe and trendy. Rick Steves, miamiherald, "It’s got ancient Greek ruins, spicy food and an active volcano. It’s extreme Italy.," 25 Jan. 2018 There are plans to renovate the plaza, adding green space and playgrounds and creating more of a destination on a bustling strip of the waterfront. New York Times, "Jersey City Makes a Statement With Fireworks Over the Hudson," 3 July 2018 Pausing on a bustling street to buy food, Vaceliza Villa didn't pay attention to a noisy campaign marching through the heart of Caracas' biggest slum, Petare. Fabiola Sanchez And Scott Smith, Fox News, "Grave crisis drives apathy in Venezuelan election," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of bustling

1582, in the meaning defined above

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