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synonyms for busily

  • ardently
  • assiduously
  • carefully
  • diligently
  • eagerly
  • earnestly
  • energetically
  • enthusiastically
  • hastily
  • hurriedly
  • laboriously
  • nimbly
  • painstakingly
  • purposefully
  • restlessly
  • vigorously
  • agilely
  • animatedly
  • arduously
  • briskly
  • expeditiously
  • fervently
  • indefatigably
  • industriously
  • like all get out
  • like the devil
  • like the dickens
  • perseveringly
  • persistently
  • seriously
  • speedily
  • spiritedly
  • strenuously
  • studiously
  • unremittingly
  • unweariedly
  • vigilantly
  • vivaciously
  • zealously
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antonyms for busily

MOST RELEVANT
  • idly
  • inactively
  • quietly
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How to use busily in a sentence

With naval funding, fluxgate magnetometers were airborne by December 1942 and busily hunting for enemy submarines.
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Ushers busily passed out boxes of tissue as speakers described the loss.
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New baseball ops head Jed Hoyer busily reloaded the pitching staff and bench, and signed Joc Pederson to replace Schwarber in left field, but the Cubs look worse on paper than they did at the end of last season.
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Instead, it was busily learning how to do more than simply collect beautiful stony trinkets and arrange them in shape order.
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The company has been busily building out its “other” segment, which includes its live events business — which it has reoriented to digital — affiliate referrals, licensing revenue from Facebook News and its TV and movie productions.
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She stood looking at him as he danced around the bag, busily punching its rotund sides.
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Edward, while busily arranging 'to cross seas' to Flanders, was also pushing forward preparations for a 'Scottish War.'
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The like denunciation was busily repeated through the churches, especially of the north of England.
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For a considerable time they were silent, the one busily engaged writing, the other engrossed with a book.
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We met with several Brahmins busily engaged with calculations and written treatises.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
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WORDS RELATED TO BUSILY

  • actively
  • assiduously
  • busily
  • energetically
  • laboriously
  • sedulously
  • steadily
  • vigorously
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.