Definitions for: Industrious

[adj] characterized by hard work and perseverance
[adj] working hard to promote an enterprise

Webster (1913) Definition: In*dus"tri*ous, a. [L. industrius, industriosus:
cf. F. industrieux. See Industry.]
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.

Frugal and industrious men are commonly friendly to
the established government. --Sir W.

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.

Industrious to seek out the truth of all things.
-- In*dus"tri*ous*ly, adv. -- In*dus"tri*ous*ness, n.

Synonyms: diligent, energetic, enterprising, gumptious, hardworking, tireless, untiring, up-and-coming

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