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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enterprising mean? 

ENTERPRISING (adjective)
  The adjective ENTERPRISING has 1 sense:

1. marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects

  Familiarity information: ENTERPRISING used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ENTERPRISING (adjective)

Sense 1enterprising [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects

Context examples:

an enterprising foreign policy / an enterprising young man likely to go far


energetic; gumptious; industrious; up-and-coming (working hard to promote an enterprise)

entrepreneurial (willing to take risks in order to make a profit)


adventuresome; adventurous (willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises)

ambitious (having a strong desire for success or achievement)

energetic (possessing or exerting or displaying energy)


unenterprising (lacking in enterprise; not bold or venturesome)

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