Synonyms for busy
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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
Active refers to both quickness and constancy of action; in the former sense it is allied with agile, alert, brisk, etc.; in the latter, with busy, diligent, industrious. The active love employment, the busy are actually employed, the diligent and the industrious are habitually busy. The restless are active from inability to keep quiet; their activity may be without purpose, or out of all proportion to the purpose contemplated. The officious are undesirably active in the affairs of others. Compare ALERT; ALIVE; MEDDLESOME.
active, agile, alert, brisk, bustling, diligent, energetic, expeditious, industrious, lively, mobile, nimble, officious, prompt, quick, ready, restless, sprightly, spry, supple, vigorous, wide awake
Active in work, in a cause; for an object, as for justice; with persons or instrumentalities; about something, as about other people's business.
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Princeton's WordNet3.3 / 3 votes
actively or fully engaged or occupied
"busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"
overcrowded or cluttered with detail
"a busy painting"; "a fussy design"
interfering, meddlesome, meddling, officious, busy, busybodiedadjective
intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
"an interfering old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about other people's business"
crowded with or characterized by much activity
"a very busy week"; "a busy life"; "a busy street"; "a busy seaport"
busy, engaged, in use(p)verb
(of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line)
"her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"
keep busy with
"She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
free is an antonym of non-availability, so busy will be a synonym for non-availability.
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We've been pleased by the response on interest, on a number of these scenarios. There are multiple parties interested, we've been busy and BMO's been busy, very busy. It's obviously not an easy process, the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) is a more challenging environment and Tenke's a really big operation. But we've had very credible interest.
We are very busy updating risk disclosures across all types of China products at the moment, and we expect to stay busy on this until the end of the year, since the crisis, we have seen a general recalibration of China risk across the fund management industry, with regulatory risk now seen as much higher.
It is not enough to be busy -- the question is what are we busy about.
He not busy being born is busy dying.
Does Grandpa love to baby-sit his grandchildren Are you kidding By day he is too busy taking hormone shots at the doctor's or chip shots on the golf course. At night he and Grandma are too busy doing the cha-cha.
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- деен, занимавам, заетBulgarian
- ocupatCatalan, Valencian
- zaměstnávat, rušný, zaměstnaný, zaneprázděnýCzech
- besetzt, beschäftigtGerman
- ocupado, complicadoSpanish
- puuhailla, työntäyteinen, levoton, varattu, kiireinen, askaroida, sekava, hoputtaa, työllistääFinnish
- occupé, livrerFrench
- besetWestern Frisian
- trangScottish Gaelic
- עָסוּק, עסוקהHebrew
- मशग़ूल, व्यस्त, मसरूफ़Hindi
- 忙しい, 繁華, 使用中Japanese
- occupatus, operosusLatin
- druk, bezigDutch
- opptatt, travelNorwegian
- skomplikowany, zajętyPolish
- اخته, بوختPashto, Pushto
- harnic, ocupatRomanian
- занятый, деятельный, занятойRussian
- наметљив, prometan, прометан, nametljivSerbo-Croatian
- livlig, upptagen, flitig, [[livligt]] [[trafikerad]], jäktigSwedish
- ไม่ว่าง, ยุ่งวุ่นวายThai
- ayighiUyghur, Uighur
- مصروف, مشغولUrdu
- bận rộnVietnamese
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