What are some opposite words for industry?

Antonyms for industry
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This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term industry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. industry(noun)

    the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise

    "each industry has its own trade publications"

    Synonyms:
    industriousness, diligence, manufacture

  2. industry, manufacture(noun)

    the organized action of making of goods and services for sale

    "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"

    Synonyms:
    industriousness, diligence, manufacture, fabrication, manufacturing

  3. diligence, industriousness, industry(noun)

    persevering determination to perform a task

    "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"

    Synonyms:
    industriousness, diligence, manufacture, application

Wiktionary

  1. industry(noun)

    The tendency to work persistently.

    Over the years, their industry and business sense made them wealthy.

    Synonyms:
    application, diligence

  2. industry(noun)

    Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole.

    Synonyms:
    sector, field

  3. industry(noun)

    Businesses that produce goods as opposed to services.

    There used to be a lot of industry around here, but now the economy depends on tourism.

    Synonyms:
    manufacturing

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. industry

    Industry is the quality, action, or habit of earnest, steady, and continued attention or devotion to any useful or productive work or task, manual or mental. Assiduity (Latin ad, to, and sedeo, sit), as the etymology suggests, sits down to a task until it is done. Diligence (Latin diligo, love, choose) invests more effort and exertion, with love of the work or deep interest in its accomplishment; application (Latin ad, to, and plico, fold) bends to its work and concentrates all one's powers upon it with utmost intensity; hence, application can hardly be as unremitting as assiduity. Constancy is a steady devotion of heart and principle. Patience works on in spite of annoyances; perseverance overcomes hindrances and difficulties; persistence strives relentlessly against opposition; persistence has very frequently an unfavorable meaning, implying that one persists in spite of considerations that should induce him to desist. Industry is diligence applied to some avocation, business, or profession. Labor and pains refer to the exertions of the worker and the tax upon him, while assiduity, perseverance, etc., refer to his continuance in the work.

    Antonyms:
    changeableness, fickleness, idleness, inattention, inconstancy, indolence, neglect, negligence, remissness, sloth

    Synonyms:
    application, assiduity, attention, constancy, diligence, effort, exertion, intentness, labor, pains, patience, perseverance, persistence, sedulousness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. industry

    Antonyms:
    inactivity, ease, indiligence, indolence

    Synonyms:
    activity, toil, assiduity, diligence, perseverance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. industry(n)

    Synonyms:
    assiduity, diligence, activity, labor, work, exertion, efforts

How to use industry in a sentence?

  1. Sharan Burrow:

    Our children will work in energy tomorrow - they just won't work in fossil fuels, in the meantime, for social justice, economic justice and stability, we need ... negotiated, planned outcomes that people can touch at both the national and industry and enterprise level.

  2. Philip Miller:

    Overall, based on the metrics, the industry is looking in really good shape.

  3. Michael Praeger:

    The value proposition that we've been evangelizing for years, an event like COVID-19 is becoming the catalyst to change an industry, we had a record first quarter as companies recognized that, in the work-from-home environment, we can't get our bills paid if our accounts payables team is at home, because the only way to cut a paper check is being in the office.

  4. Santa Anita Park:

    While this incident happened during competition on a track that has been deemed by independent experts to be safe, we are working closely with the California Horse Racing Board( CHRB) to understand if there was anything additional that we could have done to prevent today's tragedy, today's incident speaks to the larger issue of catastrophic injuries in horse racing that The Stronach Group together with our industry stakeholders are working to solve throughout California and across the country.

  5. Jeffrey Bialos:

    The joint statement does put the defense industry on notice that the antitrust agencies will continue to be vigilant in preserving competition in defense markets.

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