Definitions for industriousɪnˈdʌs tri əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•dus•tri•ousɪnˈdʌs tri əs(adj.)

  1. working energetically and devotedly; hard-working; diligent:

    an industrious person.

  2. Obs. skillful.

Origin of industrious:

1525–35; < L industrius


Princeton's WordNet

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

    characterized by hard work and perseverance

  2. energetic, gumptious, industrious, up-and-coming(adj)

    working hard to promote an enterprise

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. industrious(adjective)ɪnˈdʌs tri əs


    a bright, industrious student


  1. industrious(Adjective)

    Hard-working and persistent; worksome.

    I was very industrious in my effort to learn unicycle riding.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Industrious(adj)

    given to industry; characterized by diligence; constantly, regularly, or habitually occupied; busy; assiduous; not slothful or idle; -- commonly implying devotion to lawful and useful labor

  2. Industrious(adj)

    steadily and perseveringly active in a particular pursuit or aim; as, he was negligent in business, but industrious in pleasure; an industrious mischief maker

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


busy and hard-working

industrious pupils.

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