Definition of Industrious

1. Adjective. Characterized by hard work and perseverance.

Exact synonyms: Hardworking, Tireless, Untiring
Similar to: Diligent
Derivative terms: Industriousness, Industry, Tirelessness



2. Adjective. Working hard to promote an enterprise.
Exact synonyms: Energetic, Gumptious, Up-and-coming
Similar to: Enterprising
Derivative terms: Energy, Industriousness, Industry

Definition of Industrious

1. a. 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.

Definition of Industrious

1. Adjective. Hard-working and persistent; worksome. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Industrious

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Industrious

industrialism
industrialisms
industrialist
industrialists
industrialization
industrializations
industrialize
industrialized
industrializer
industrializers
industrializes
industrializing
industrially
industrials
industries
industrious (current term)
industriously
industriousness
industry
industry analyst
industry discount
industrywide
industrywise
indutive
induviae
induvial
induviate
indwell
indwelled
indweller

Literary usage of Industrious

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

1. The Connoisseur by George Colman, B. Thornton (1904)
"These were the two sets of companion pictures— The Idle Mechanic and The industrious Mechanic, The Id/e Laundress and The industrious Cottager. ..."

2. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1870)
"The formation of industrious habits in prisoners is an agency, without which no hope can be entertained of their reformation. Labor is as much an auxiliary ..."

3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"He thus gradually converted the people into an industrious and law-abiding peasantry. His attention was equally demanded by the political condition and ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"... or granted for a certain and stipulated rent, to the industrious farmer. The economical writers of antiquity strenuously recommend the former method ..."

5. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"... that durst not die, But rather were content by slavery To purchase life : or I would pity those, Thy most industrious and friendly foes, Who, ..."

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