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

1840–50; busy + -ness

nonbusyness, noun
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busy (ˈbɪzɪ)
adj , busier, busiest
1.  actively or fully engaged; occupied
2.  crowded with or characterized by activity: a busy day
3.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) (of a room, telephone line, etc) in use; engaged
4.  overcrowded with detail: a busy painting
5.  meddlesome; inquisitive; prying
vb , busier, busiest, busies, busying, busied
6.  (tr) to make or keep (someone, esp oneself) busy; occupy
[Old English bisig; related to Middle Dutch besich, perhaps to Latin festīnāre to hurry]

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Word Origin & History

1849, first attested in Thoreau, from busy + -ness. A modern formation made necessary after business evolved away from busy.
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Example sentences
Indeed the sky's a huge, open relief from all the busyness below, but that
  cluttered landscape is itself immense.
He needs to cite busyness with his current job and decline the offer.
After a certain threshold rate of busyness, one's energy input yields
  diminishing returns.
It tells us whether our effort--our busyness--is actually getting us anywhere.
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