Definition of Busyness

1. Noun. The state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity. "There is a constant hum of military preparation"

Exact synonyms: Hum
Generic synonyms: Action, Activeness, Activity
Derivative terms: Busy, Busy, Busy

Definition of Busyness

1. Noun. (American English) The characteristic of being busy. ¹

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Definition of Busyness

1. the state of being busy [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Busyness

busy as a beaver
busy as a bee
busy beaver
busy beavers
busy bee
busy bees
busy bodies
busy body
busy signal
busy work
busyness (current term)
but for
but for the grace of God
but hey
but if
but me no buts
but seriously folks
but then

Literary usage of Busyness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Children's Great Texts of the Bible by James Hastings (1920)
"busyness AND BUSINESS. And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone.— I Kings zz. 40. THESE words are part of a parable which was spoken by a ..."

2. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1899)
"Surely a gentleman of your application to busyness and of your spirit and action can never give up his life to inactivity and indolence ; and if not what is ..."

3. Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York by John Romeyn Brodhead, Berthold Fernow, Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, New York (State). Legislature (1883)
"Cap' Bakers busyness considered of. It is Ordered, That Cap* Baker bee dismis't his Military Employment, both at Albany, or any other part of the ..."

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