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  • nounquick and busy activity
  • verbmove around quickly, busily

synonyms for bustle

  • commotion
  • hubbub
  • tumult
  • ado
  • agitation
  • clamor
  • do
  • excitement
  • flurry
  • furor
  • fuss
  • haste
  • hurry
  • pother
  • rumpus
  • stir
  • to-do
  • turmoil
  • uproar
  • whirl
  • whirlpool
  • whirlwind
  • hurly-burly
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antonyms for bustle

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  • calm
  • calmness
  • order
  • peace
  • delay
  • quiet
  • rest
  • slowness
  • laziness
  • relaxation
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How to use bustle in a sentence

There was no dog with her, and in the bustle that followed, I forgot to seek further for the solution of those two fiery lights.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Accustomed to the bustle and hurry of a soldier's life, he was too old to acquire the tastes of a life of tranquillity.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
You will forget me in the bustle of your career, monsieur; but I shall always hold your memory very dear and very gratefully.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Those were busy days in the history of the “Anchor,” and the constant stream of poorer wayfarers added to the bustle.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
Miss Carrington heard the bustle in the class, so she sat up and looked out over the room with asperity.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
The bustle in the streets was astonishing, especially in those set apart for the sale of provisions.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
My serious turn and studious habits have preserved me alike from the follies of dissipation and from the bustle of intrigue.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The commercial bustle of the place seems considerable, and it contains more beer-shops than any city I ever saw.
LITTLE TRAVELS AND ROADSIDE SKETCHESWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
And there was as much consternation and as much bustle of preparation, as if the fleet of England had entered in a hostile manner.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Kari averted his gaze because elephants are always irritated by the ostentatious bustle of a rhinoceros.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
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