Origin of industrious
Examples from the Web for industrious
The Moravians were an industrious, inventive, highly organized, devout people who valued education for all.The First Americans to Observe the 4th Were Moravian Pacifists|Linda C. Brinson|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were plenty of lovable, responsible, industrious “good role models” for my parents to try to push on me.An Ode to Angry Asians: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Suey Park|Arthur Chu|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Empire, Rhodes seemed to think, was just the honest result of industrious work.
Corruption is so endemic that one industrious Czech started a corruption safari bus tour.Czech Republic's President Might be Tried for Treason|David Frum|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some industrious Chelyabinsk citizen has already offered to sell a piece of the meteor for a souvenir.
These "little brown men" are industrious, patient, cheerful, obliging.
What was your impression of Lee on that score, was he industrious or not?Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The ancients believed this industrious little creature possessed of almost human intelligence.The Myths and Fables of To-Day|Samuel Adams Drake
She liked to have her own way; but had sterling qualities, being neat, faithful, and industrious.The Telegraph Boy|Horatio Alger, Jr.
But even the Impressionists, earnest and industrious as they are, will not do.Intentions|Oscar Wilde
British Dictionary definitions for industrious
Word Origin and History for industrious
"characterized by energy, effort, and attention," 1520s (implied in industriously), from Middle French industrieux and directly from Late Latin industriosus, from Latin industria (see industry). Retains the etymological sense. Related: Industriousness.