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Definition of "industrious" []

  • Assiduous in work or study; diligent. See Synonyms at busy. (adjective)
  • Obsolete Skillful; clever. (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 "industrious" in a sentence
  • "She had also heard herself called industrious, capable and more than ordinarily clever, and she acquiesced with that opinion also."
  • "Thus industrious is he to give honour to him, and to bring others to do so too."
  • "Its completion will signal the end of a two-hundred-year commercial saga characterized by industrious thinking, entrepreneurial markets, and mass labor workforces and the beginning of a new era marked by collaborative behavior, social networks and boutique professional and technical workforces."