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1. industrious

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈdʌstriːəs'] characterized by hard work and perseverance.

Synonyms

  • diligent
  • hardworking
  • untiring

Antonyms

  • lethargic
  • idle
  • careless
  • impatient

Etymology

  • industriosus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Industrious

  • illustrious

Sentences with industrious


1. Adjective
Today, instead of tossing them away, industrious people are finding ways to put them to new use.

Quotes about industrious


1. I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.
- Johann Sebastian Bach

2. When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man, when he gets all he can and saves all he can, does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man!
- John Wesley

3. It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?
- Henry David Thoreau, Letters to Various Persons

2. industrious

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈdʌstriːəs'] working hard to promote an enterprise.

Synonyms

  • gumptious
  • up-and-coming
  • enterprising

Antonyms

  • undynamic
  • dull
  • inactive
  • spiritless

Etymology

  • industriosus (Latin)
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