For that innovation we must thank Hollywood, the industrious factory of dreams, now frequently devoted to churning out nightmares.
Some industrious Chelyabinsk citizen has already offered to sell a piece of the meteor for a souvenir.
The Moravians were an industrious, inventive, highly organized, devout people who valued education for all.
"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.