Thesaurus: busy Synonyms, busy Antonyms
1 involved in often constant activity the deadline is in two days, so everyone at work has been extremely busy Synonyms active, assiduous, bustling, diligent, employed, engaged, hopping, industrious, laborious, occupied, sedulous, tied-up, working Related 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, untiring Near Antonyms free; asleep, dormant, latent, lifeless, quiescent, sleepy; inert, passive; dead, dull, slow; inoperative, nonoperating Antonyms idle, inactive, unbusy, unemployed, unoccupied
2 marked by much life, movement, or activity the busy, often hectic floor of the New York Stock Exchange Synonyms aboil, abubble, abuzz, animated, astir, brisk, bustling, alive, buzzing, flourishing, happening, hopping, humming, kinetic, lively, rousing, stirring, thriving, vibrantRelated Words abounding, crowded, overflowing, populous, swarming, teeming, throngingAntonyms asleep, dead, inactive, lifeless, sleepy
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 Synonyms intrusive, interfering, intruding, meddlesome, meddling, nosy (or nosey), obtrusive, officious, presuming, presumptuous, protrusive, prying, pushing, pushy, snoopyRelated Words bold, brazen, bumptious, impertinent, impudent, insolent, rude; invading, trespassing; curious, inquisitive; annoying, harassing, pestiferous; overbearing, superserviceableNear Antonyms hands-off; uninvolved; quiet, reclusive, reserved, reticent, retiring, silent, taciturn, withdrawn; inhibited, restrained, subduedAntonyms unobtrusive
Synonyms and Antonyms of busy
to hold the attention of the video game busied the child for hours Synonyms absorb, bemuse, engage, catch up, engross, enthrall (or enthral), enwrap, fascinate, grip, immerse, interest, intrigue, involve, occupyRelated Words allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, obsess; hypnotize, mesmerize; distract, preoccupy; hog, monopolizeNear Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary
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