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Synonyms for industrious
ɪnˈdʌs tri əsin·dus·tri·ous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. industrious

    Industrious signifies zealously or habitually applying oneself to any work or business. Busy applies to an activity which may be temporary, industrious to a habit of life. We say a man is busy just now; that is, occupied at the moment with something that takes his full attention. It would be ridiculous or satirical to say, he is industrious just now. But busy can be used in the sense of industrious, as when we say he is a busy man. Diligent indicates also a disposition, which is ordinarily habitual, and suggests more of heartiness and volition than industrious. We say one is a diligent, rather than an industrious, reader of the Bible. In the use of the nouns, we speak of plodding industry, but not of plodding diligence. Compare ACTIVE; INDUSTRY.

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    Synonyms:
    active, assiduous, busy, diligent, employed, engaged, occupied, sedulous

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. industrious

    Synonyms:
    diligent, laborious, busy, assiduous, active, hardworking

    Antonyms:
    lazy, shiftless, idle

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hardworking, industrious, tireless, untiringadjective

    characterized by hard work and perseverance

    Synonyms:
    tireless, gumptious, unflagging, energetic, unwearying, up-and-coming, indefatigable, hardworking, untiring

    Antonyms:
    unenterprising, nonenterprising, negligent

  2. energetic, gumptious, industrious, up-and-comingadjective

    working hard to promote an enterprise

    Synonyms:
    up-and-coming, hardworking, gumptious, energetic, tireless, untiring

    Antonyms:
    nonenterprising, unenterprising, negligent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. industriousadjective

    Synonyms:
    assiduous, diligent, sedulous, persistent, hard-working

    Antonyms:
    idle, indolent, inactive, lazy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "industrious":

    hard-working, hardworking, diligent, laborious

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#30597diligent
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  1. Connor Campbell:

    Silver has knock-on effects compared to GameStop because it has links to miners, and then the miners themselves have an impact on how the FTSE 100 performs, if you start pushing silver higher, that is going to have effects on other industrious and other markets and that is clearly what happened.

  2. Clive Staples Lewis:

    What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented who are they to overtop their fellows And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men.

  3. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    It [government] covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting: such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

  4. Francis Bacon:

    I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.

  5. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.


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