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Synonyms for industrious
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hardworking, industrious, tireless, untiring(adj)

    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-coming(adj)

    working hard to promote an enterprise

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

    Antonyms:
    nonenterprising, unenterprising, negligent

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. industrious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    DILIGENT, assiduous, sedulous, busy, laborious, notable, at work, active, persevering, hard-working, diligently employed, busily engaged, up and stirring, busy as a bee, brisk as a bee

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. industrious(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    idle, indolent, inactive, lazy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    hard-working, hardworking, diligent, laborious

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3756employed
#4087busy
#5300engaged
#6605occupied
#14373energetic
#30597diligent
#41311tireless
#44535hardworking
#52872industrious
#53660laborious
#88473indefatigable
#112075untiring
#128863assiduous
#153375unflagging

How to use industrious in a sentence?

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

  2. Lito Atienza:

    He is industrious, always ready to serve. That is his character.

  3. Francis Bacon:

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

  4. Samuel Butler:

    To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.

  5. Guy Finley:

    Spend everyday casual, but industrious Every moment alert, but relaxed.


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