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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
free is an antonym of non-availability, so busy will be a synonym for non-availability.
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How to use busy in a sentence?
Or, if Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe decides, ‘ I ’m simply not going to protect United States from foreign attack. I ’m busy making money. ’.
Life is just a quick succession of busy nothings.
Restaurants are such a big part of New York, of any city. We employ people who really need these jobs. The restaurants are a big part of the New York economy. To see these people at home, it breaks your heart – they have families, rent to pay. And there’s not much you can do. Even if we open a little bit – if it just generates enough to keep some people busy, to make some money.It’s not the question of being a big business right now, it’s just being open and keeping the people working and getting ready to grow back into a good economy.
It's not until after the fires when it really hits Gary Wilson how close Gary Wilson were to dying but at the time Gary Wilson are too busy trying to put the fire out.
Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he's too busy to enjoy.
Translations for busy
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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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