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Main Entry: 1busy
Pronunciation: primarystressbiz-emacron
Function: adjective
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 /primarystressbiz-schwa-lemacron/ adverb
- busy·ness /primarystressbiz-emacron-nschwas/ noun
synonyms BUSY, 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>.

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