[ biz-ee-nis ]
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  1. the quality or condition of being busy.

  2. lively but meaningless activity.

Origin of busyness

First recorded in 1840–50; busy + -ness

Other words from busyness

  • non·bus·y·ness, noun

Words Nearby busyness

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How to use busyness in a sentence

  • There can nothing equal the busyness of a man hastening to perfect his arrangements before a flight of ducks is due to start.

    The Killer | Stewart Edward White
  • The week after the home-coming from the Massachusetts trolley trip was a time of busyness for the Ethels and Dorothy.

    Ethel Morton at Rose House | Mabell S. C. Smith