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ˈɛn tərˌpraɪ zɪŋen·ter·pris·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enterprisingadjective

    marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects

    "an enterprising foreign policy"; "an enterprising young man likely to go far"

Wiktionary

  1. enterprisingadjective

    Displaying bravery and daring in the attempt of some task.

  2. enterprisingadjective

    Being very able and ingenious in business dealings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enterprisingadjective

    having a disposition for enterprise; characterized by enterprise; resolute, active or prompt to attempt; as, an enterprising man or firm

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enterprising in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enterprising in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of enterprising in a Sentence

  1. Ellen Pawlikowski:

    We’re taking a more enterprising look at understanding and exploring the capabilities we are going to need in the future, it is not just looking at a next-generation fighter but looking at these issues in the context of leveraging all of the capabilities that can accomplish that.

  2. 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.

  3. President Trump:

    I want to ask you, with my heart in my hand, that every time you hear an aggressive or denigrating expression, remember that there, in Mexico, you are the heroes of the country, the brave, the enterprising, the generous, those who dared to cross the border to give their family a better future.

  4. James Fenimore Cooper:

    A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.

  5. Henry George:

    If I have worked harder and built myself a good house while you have been content to live in a hovel, the tax gatherer now comes annually to make me pay a penalty for my energy and industry by taxing me more than you. If I have saved while you wasted, I am [taxed] while you are exempt. If a man built a ship, we make him pay for his temerity as though he had done injury to the state; if a railroad be opened, down comes the tax collector upon it as though were a public nuisance.... We punish with a tax the man who covers barren fields with ripening grain; we fine him who puts up machinery and him who drains a swamp. To abolish these taxes would be to lift the whole enormous weight of taxation from productive industry.... The state would say to the producer, 'Be as industrious, as thrifty, as enterprising as you choose. You shall have your full reward!

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