enterprising

adjective en·ter·pris·ing \ ˈen-tər-ˌprī-ziŋ , ˈen-tə-ˌprī- \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of enterprising

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

Examples of enterprising in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of enterprising

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ENTERPRISING Defined for English Language Learners

enterprising

adjective

Definition of enterprising for English Language Learners

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


ENTERPRISING Defined for Kids

enterprising

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

Definition of enterprising for Students

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


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