industrious

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

Definition of industrious

  1. 1 obsolete :  skillful, ingenious

  2. 2 :  constantly, regularly, or habitually active or occupied :  diligent an industrious worker

industriously

adverb

industriousness

noun

Examples of industrious in a Sentence

  1. He is an industrious worker.

  2. an industrious worker who never seems to sleep

15th Century

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

INDUSTRIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

industrious

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

Definition of industrious for English Language Learners

  • : working very hard : not lazy


INDUSTRIOUS Defined for Kids

industrious

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

Definition of industrious for Students

  1. :  working hard and steadily industrious students

industriously

adverb


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