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industrious

[in-duhs-tree-uhs]
adjective
1.
working energetically and devotedly; hard-working; diligent: an industrious person.
2.
Obsolete, skillful.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin industrius diligent, assiduous, OL indostruus, perhaps equivalent to indo-, by-form of in- in2 + -struus, noun derivative of struere to arrange, devise, hence with presumed original sense “devising inwardly, secretly”

industriously, adverb
industriousness, noun
nonindustrious, adjective
nonindustriously, adverb
nonindustriousness, noun
superindustrious, adjective
superindustriously, adverb
superindustriousness, noun
unindustrious, adjective
unindustriously, adverb

industrial, industrious.


1. assiduous, sedulous, energetic. See busy.


1. lazy, indolent.
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industrious (ɪnˈdʌstrɪəs)
 
adj
1.  hard-working, diligent, or assiduous
2.  an obsolete word for skilful
 
in'dustriously
 
adv
 
in'dustriousness
 
n

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industrious
"characterized by energy, effort, and attention," 1550s, from Fr. industrieux, from L. industriosus, from industria (see industry). Retains the etymological sense.
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