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bustle

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a state of noisy, confused activity
  • I couldn't concentrate in all the bustle of the student lounge

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bustle

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Synonyms & Antonyms of bustle (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be copiously supplied
  • on Saturdays the city's downtown bustles with activity as a farmers' market sets up shop

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2 to proceed or move quickly
  • the hostess bustled about, taking care of last-minute preparations for the party

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The first known use of bustle was in 1548

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“Bustle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bustle. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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