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1. busy

adjective. ['ˈbɪzi'] actively or fully engaged or occupied.

Synonyms

  • overbusy
  • engaged
  • toiling
  • occupied
  • up to
  • tied up
  • diligent
  • employed
  • at work
  • drudging
  • laboring

Antonyms

  • negligent
  • idle
  • unreserved
  • uninvolved

Etymology

  • busi (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Busy

  • brizzi
  • tizzy
  • rizzi
  • pizzi
  • lizzy
  • lizzie
  • lizhi
  • dizzy
  • bizzy
  • izzy
  • izzi

Example sentences of the word busy


1. Adjective
Transcription work is flexible enough to meet the busy lives of college students.

Quotes containing the word busy


1. Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- Allen Saunders

2. The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things.
- Thomas S. Monson

3. Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates

2. busy

adjective. ['ˈbɪzi'] intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner.

Synonyms

  • busybodied
  • meddlesome
  • officious
  • interfering
  • intrusive

Antonyms

  • unconnected
  • uninhabited
  • inadequate
  • careless

Etymology

  • busi (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. busy

adjective. ['ˈbɪzi'] overcrowded or cluttered with detail.

Synonyms

  • fussy

Antonyms

  • defend
  • studio

Etymology

  • busi (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. busy

adjective. ['ˈbɪzi'] crowded with or characterized by much activity.

Antonyms

  • ungeared

Etymology

  • busi (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. busy

verb. ['ˈbɪzi'] keep busy with.

Synonyms

  • smatter
  • work
  • play around
  • dabble
  • putter
  • potter

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • fail
  • malfunction
  • stand still

Etymology

  • busi (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. busy

adjective. ['ˈbɪzi'] (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line).

Synonyms

  • in use
  • engaged

Antonyms

  • impatient
  • unexploited
  • bore

Etymology

  • busi (Middle English (1100-1500))
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