in a busy manner; actively.

1175–1225; Middle English bisiliche. See busy, -ly

nonbusily, adverb
overbusily, adverb
superbusily, adverb
unbusily, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To busily
World English Dictionary
busily (ˈbɪzɪlɪ)
in a busy manner; industriously

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
After a moment of stunned quiet, tourists at the site busily snap pictures with
  cameras and cell phones.
Inside, volunteers busily set tables, stir boiling pots and dish out plates of
  food they've been planning and preparing for weeks.
When people are busily sensing or doing something, the region involved in
  self-monitoring quiets down.
It booted up the natural cell's machinery and busily set to work making
  proteins and, ultimately, dividing and thriving.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature