busy·​ness | \ ˈbi-zē-nəs How to pronounce busyness (audio) \

Definition of busyness

: a busy quality or state: such as
a : the state of having or being involved in many activities the busyness of her schedule What with the busyness of the holidays and that conviction, I didn't pay much attention to my bird feeder for the next few days.— Emily Pasquale
b : the state of having many details Consider other factors as well, such as color contrast, pattern busyness, and furnishings sizes.Better Homes and Gardens

First Known Use of busyness

1809, in the meaning defined above

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“Busyness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/busyness. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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