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Definition of busy:

  1. Careful; anxious.
  2. Constantly at work; diligent; active.
  3. Crowded with business or activities; - said of places and times; as, a busy street.
  4. Engaged in some business; hard at work ( either habitually or only for the time being); occupied with serious affairs; not idle nor at leisure; as, a busy merchant.
  5. Officious; meddling; foolish active.
  6. To make or keep busy; to employ; to engage or keep engaged; to occupy; as, to busy one's self with books.

Synonyms:

reside, snoopy, particular, grumpy, engaged, labouring, up to, crabbed, mobile, working, simple, fancy, brisk, prying, unavailable, occupied, invade, occupy, employ, in use, picky, alert, interfering, expeditious, finical, interest, cross, unemployed, nimble, ill-tempered, full, action, active, ornate, meddlesome, take, elaborate, intrusive, grouchy, fussy, idle, prompt, nosy, rented, engross, unoccupied, cluttered, vigorous, meddling, toiling, overbusy, ready, laboring, officious, employed, engage, forward, supple, wide awake, diligent, lodge in, involved, use up, restless, tied up, employed, agile, absorb, crabby, pushy, quick, at work, available, spry, fill, obtrusive, bad-tempered, hustling, concern, drudging, curious, worry, busybodied, finicky, crowded.

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