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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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Words that Rhyme with Industrious

  • illustrious

Example sentences of the word industrious


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

Quotes containing the word 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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