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INDUSTRIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does industrious mean? 

INDUSTRIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective INDUSTRIOUS has 2 senses:

1. characterized by hard work and perseverance
2. working hard to promote an enterprise

  Familiarity information: INDUSTRIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INDUSTRIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1industrious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by hard work and perseverance

Synonyms:

hardworking; industrious; untiring; tireless

Similar:

diligent (characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks)


Sense 2industrious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Working hard to promote an enterprise

Synonyms:

gumptious; up-and-coming; energetic; industrious

Similar:

enterprising (marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects)


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