industrious

[ in-duhs-tree-uhs ]
/ ɪnˈdʌs tri əs /

adjective

working energetically and devotedly; hard-working; diligent: an industrious person.
Obsolete. skillful.

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Origin of industrious

1525–35; < Middle French industrie “cleverness, skill,” from Old French industrie “contrivance, device,” from Latin industrius “diligent, assiduous”; equivalent to indo-, by-form of in-in-2 + -struus, noun derivative of struere “to arrange, devise, build”

synonym study for industrious

1. See busy.

OTHER WORDS FROM industrious

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH industrious

industrial industrious
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British Dictionary definitions for industriousness

industrious
/ (ɪnˈdʌstrɪəs) /

adjective

hard-working, diligent, or assiduous
an obsolete word for skilful

Derived forms of industrious

industriously, adverbindustriousness, noun
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