- the quality or condition of being busy.
- lively but meaningless activity.
Origin of busyness
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Examples from the Web for busyness
Tom, standing with hat in hand, was impressed with his busyness.The Walking Delegate
I shouldn't have called it restlessness so much as busyness.Lore of Proserpine
Add the ordinary impediments of life, and admire my busyness.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Of course, out of doors the bees do this; their “busyness” materially aiding the gardener.Small Gardens
Violet Purton Biddle
I contented myself with the appearance of busyness, and wondered how long it would be before my chief caught me out.A Case in Camera
Word Origin and History for busyness
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