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, busybodied(adj)
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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How to use busy in a sentence?
When you are trying to do any good work, each and every time people are and will discourage you rather than encouraging you. Why I am telling this! Cause I have the best experience of these kinds of situations. People always busy in putting me down. But never can’t and won’t do it. I am still in my position.
We aim to distract the soldiers from shooting and wounding or killing our people. Israeli soldiers will be worried those fire-kites may fall on their heads or torch bushes around them, these kites also torch bushes and trees and not only cause them losses, but keep them busy trying to put out fires.
She said it was very sexy and that I'd be totally right for it. Who knows, I'm very busy with lots of other projects, so who knows whether I'll be doing that role.
For anybody who is chronically disorganized or is so busy that they can’t manage all the details, they call us.
No one else in my area wanted the job, and everybody knows how busy I am, but somebody had to do it, and I guess I stepped up.
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- деен, зает, занимавамBulgarian
- ocupatCatalan, Valencian
- zaneprázděný, zaměstnávat, zaměstnaný, rušnýCzech
- beschäftigt, besetztGerman
- ocupado, complicadoSpanish
- askaroida, varattu, työllistää, kiireinen, levoton, puuhailla, hoputtaa, sekava, työntäyteinenFinnish
- occupé, livrerFrench
- besetWestern Frisian
- trangScottish Gaelic
- עסוקה, עָסוּקHebrew
- मसरूफ़, मशग़ूल, व्यस्तHindi
- 使用中, 忙しい, 繁華Japanese
- occupatus, operosusLatin
- bezig, drukDutch
- opptatt, travelNorwegian
- skomplikowany, zajętyPolish
- اخته, بوختPashto, Pushto
- harnic, ocupatRomanian
- деятельный, занятый, занятойRussian
- наметљив, prometan, прометан, nametljivSerbo-Croatian
- upptagen, [[livligt]] [[trafikerad]], jäktig, livlig, flitigSwedish
- ยุ่งวุ่นวาย, ไม่ว่างThai
- ayighiUyghur, Uighur
- مصروف, مشغولUrdu
- bận rộnVietnamese
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