industrious


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in·dus·tri·ous

 (ĭn-dŭs′trē-əs)
adj.
1. Energetic in application to work or study. See Synonyms at diligent.
2. Obsolete Skillful; clever.

in·dus′tri·ous·ly adv.
in·dus′tri·ous·ness n.

industrious

(ɪnˈdʌstrɪəs)
adj
1. hard-working, diligent, or assiduous
2. an obsolete word for skilful
inˈdustriously adv
inˈdustriousness n

in•dus•tri•ous

(ɪnˈdʌs tri əs)

adj.
1. working energetically and devotedly; hard-working; diligent: an industrious person.
2. Obs. skillful.
[1525–35; < Latin industrius]
in•dus′tri•ous•ly, adv.
in•dus′tri•ous•ness, n.

industrious

industrial
1. 'industrious'

An industrious person works very hard.

He was industrious and always trying to improve himself.
Michael was an intelligent, industrious man.
2. 'industrial'

Don't use 'industrious' to describe things related to making goods in factories. Use industrial.

They have increased their industrial production in recent years.
The company is located in an industrial zone to the east of the city.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.industrious - characterized by hard work and perseveranceindustrious - characterized by hard work and perseverance
diligent - characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks; "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"
2.industrious - working hard to promote an enterprise
enterprising - marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects; "an enterprising foreign policy"; "an enterprising young man likely to go far"

industrious

industrious

adjective
Characterized by steady attention and effort:
Translations
مُجْتَهِد، كَدود، جاد
pilnýpracovitý
flittig
ahkera
iîinn, vinnusamur
pracovitý
marljiv
flitig

industrious

[ɪnˈdʌstrɪəs] ADJ (= hardworking) → trabajador, laborioso; (= studious) → aplicado, diligente

industrious

[ɪnˈdʌstriəs] adj [person] → travailleur/euse

industrious

adj, industriously

industrious

[ɪnˈdʌstrɪəs] adjdiligente

industry

(ˈindəstri) plural ˈindustries noun
1. (any part of) the business of producing or making goods. the ship-building industry; The government should invest more money in industry.
2. hard work or effort. He owed his success to both ability and industry.
inˈdustrial (-ˈdas) adjective
having, concerning etc industries or the making of goods. That area of the country is industrial rather than agricultural.
inˈdustrialist (-ˈdas-) noun
a person who takes part in the running of a large industrial organization. a wealthy industrialist.
inˈdustrialized, inˈdustrialised (-ˈdas) adjective
(of a country) having a large number of industries.
inˌdustrialiˈzation, inˌdustrialiˈsation noun
inˈdustrious (-ˈdas-) adjective
busy and hard-working. industrious pupils.
industrial estate
an area of a town etc set aside for (the building of) factories.
industrial relations
the relationship between the management and the workers in a factory etc.
References in classic literature ?
Here is one of the finest scholars, one of the most original men of genius, and one of the most industrious of the literary profession of our country, whose temporary suspension of labor, from bodily illness, drops him immediately to a level with the common objects of public charity.
Here, not merely the river itself, but every rivulet flowing into it, was dammed up by communities of industrious beavers, so as to inundate the neighborhood, and make continual swamps.
OF two Writers one was brilliant but indolent; the other though dull, industrious.
Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters; one of them was beautiful and industrious, the other ugly and lazy.
The subject was grateful, and the industrious Weitbrecht-Rotholz in his imposing monograph[2] has been able to give a remarkable list of authorities.
Nobility of birth commonly abateth industry; and he that is not industrious, envieth him that is.
And the clergyman's wife was sorry for her and took her into service; and she was industrious and thoughtful.
A well-disposed boy comes in my way who may be even a little wanting in such advantages for getting on in life, but is honest and industrious and requires a helping hand and deserves it.
Is he industrious at his work and respectful to you?
Well, he's very sober and industrious," said Nancy, trying to view the matter as cheerfully as possible.
Industrious, and possessed of a handwriting purely English, his caligraphy is, it must be confessed, even worse than my own.
Luckily Hayward's letters came seldom, and in the intervals Philip settled down again to his industrious life.

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