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busy

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2 marked by much life, movement, or activity
  • the busy, often hectic floor of the New York Stock Exchange
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3 thrusting oneself where one is not welcome or invited
  • She's one of those busy production facilitators—always concerned about other people's work and never her own.
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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

busy

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to hold the attention of
  • The video game busied the child for hours.
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catch one's eye

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