Synonyms and Antonyms of bustling
1 involved in often constant activity a bustling greeter was there to welcome guests to the grand opening Synonyms active, assiduous, busy, diligent, employed, engaged, hopping, industrious, laborious, occupied, sedulous, tied-up, workingRelated Words knee-deep, swamped; animated, astir, buzzing, flourishing, happening, humming, lively, thriving, vibrant; absorbed, concentrating, engrossed, focused (also focussed), immersed, intent, preoccupied; alive, functional, functioning, going, living, operating, operational, operative, running; energetic, vigorous; hardworking; indefatigable, tireless, untiringNear Antonyms free; asleep, dormant, latent, lifeless, quiescent, sleepy; inert, passive; dead, dull, slow; inoperative, nonoperatingAntonyms idle, inactive, unbusy, unemployed, unoccupied
2 marked by much life, movement, or activity a bustling shopping center during the Christmas season Synonyms aboil, abubble, abuzz, animated, astir, brisk, alive, busy, buzzing, flourishing, happening, hopping, humming, kinetic, lively, rousing, stirring, thriving, vibrantRelated Words abounding, crowded, overflowing, populous, swarming, teeming, throngingAntonyms asleep, dead, inactive, lifeless, sleepy
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