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Main Entry: 1busy
Inflected Form(s): bus·i·er; -est 1 a: involved in action : actively at work <too busy to eat> b: being in use <the phone line is busy> 2: full of activity <a busy street> - busi·ly /biz--l/ adverb - busy·ness /biz--ns/ noun synonymsBUSY, INDUSTRIOUS, DILIGENT mean seriously involved in doing something. BUSY stresses actively doing something as opposed to idleness <busy getting the house ready for guests>. INDUSTRIOUS suggests working at something steadily or with determination <industrious students working on science projects>. DILIGENT suggests working toward a particular goal especially over a long period of time <a diligent search for the perfect birthday present>.