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Definition of "enterprising" []

  • Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects: The enterprising children opened a lemonade stand. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "enterprising" in a sentence
  • "That a statement in the form of a Hypothetical Proposition may really be an Enthymeme (as observed in chap.v. § 4) can easily be shown by recasting one of the above Enthymemes thus: _If all free nations are enterprising, the Dutch are enterprising_."
  • "To be enterprising is to keep your eyes open and your mind active."
  • "“An enterprising UK resident” I suspect that enterprising is quite illegal in the UK or at least officially discouraged."