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Definition of industrious:

  1. Given to industry; characterized by diligence; constantly, regularly, or habitually occupied; busy; assiduous; not slothful or idle; - commonly implying devotion to lawful and useful labor.
  2. Steadily and perseveringly active in a particular pursuit or aim; as, he was negligent in business, but industrious in pleasure; an industrious mischief maker.

Synonyms:

prompt, employed, nimble, quick, occupied, up-and-coming, hardworking, brisk, efficient, untiring, officious, productive, committed, enterprising, tied-up, engaged, hard-working, conscientious, studious, agile, hopping, unflagging, ready, energetic, study at diligent, restless, supple, expeditious, wide awake, laborious, indefatigable, unwearying, tireless, gumptious, working, alert, spry, diligent, mobile.

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