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bus·y·work

 (bĭz′ē-wûrk′)
n.
Activity, such as schoolwork or office work, meant to take up time but not necessarily yield productive results.
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busywork

(ˈbɪzɪˌwɜːk)
n
unproductive work
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bus•y•work

(ˈbɪz iˌwɜrk)

n.
work often of little productive value assigned so that a person will be occupied or look busy.
[1840–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.busywork - active work of little valuebusywork - active work of little value; "while he was waiting he filled the days with busywork"
work - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
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