the quality or condition of being busy.
lively but meaningless activity.

Origin of busyness

First recorded in 1840–50; busy + -ness
Related formsnon·bus·y·ness, noun
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Word Origin and History for busyness

1849, first attested in Thoreau, from busy (adj.) + -ness. A modern formation made necessary after business evolved away from busy.

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