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  • adj.engaged, at work
  • adj.active, on the go
  • adj.nosy, impertinent

synonyms for busy

  • active
  • unavailable
  • working
  • buried
  • employed
  • engaged
  • engrossed
  • hustling
  • occupied
  • overloaded
  • persevering
  • slaving
  • snowed
  • swamped
  • already taken
  • assiduous
  • at it
  • diligent
  • having a full plate
  • having enough on one's plate
  • having fish to fry
  • having many irons in the fire
  • in a meeting
  • in conference
  • in someone else's possession
  • in the field
  • in the laboratory
  • industrious
  • on assignment
  • on duty
  • on the go
  • tied-up
  • up to one's ears
  • with a customer
See also synonyms for: busier / busiest
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antonyms for busy

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  • idle
  • inactive
  • unoccupied
  • lazy
  • quiet
  • unemployed
  • unengaged
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How to use busy in a sentence

A full swivel ability makes it one of the best desk chairs for a busy office setting.
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We’ve put together regional road trip suggestions in various parts of the country to help you explore some of your area’s lesser-known national parks during the least busy time of the year.
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When her son had his fill of piano lessons, Ellen Zavian began looking for some other activity to keep him busy.
HOW BREAK DANCING MADE THE LEAP FROM ’80S POP CULTURE TO THE OLYMPIC STAGERICK MAESEFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Sorry to all my work today but I am busy with this Gorilla Glue girl.
SHE USED GORILLA GLUE AS HAIRSPRAY. AFTER 15 WASHES AND A TRIP TO THE ER, IT STILL WON’T BUDGE.LATESHIA BEACHUMFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We’re trying to recover from an administration that recklessly played down the pandemic and a Congress that’s perpetually in fight mode, too busy bickering to pass a relief bill that will fund a nationwide vaccine effort.
IT’S PRAGUE ON THE POTOMAC, AS WE WEARILY WAIT FOR A SHOT AT THE VACCINEPETULA DVORAKFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This collection of sauces, spices, and peppers will keep them busy for months.
FROM THE CUT: 33 VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS FOR THE FOODIE IN YOUR LIFETHE CUT STAFFFEBRUARY 8, 2021EATER
We started seeing marine life return to once-busy waterways where they had not been seen before.
UNDERWATER NOISE POLLUTION IS DISRUPTING OCEAN LIFE—BUT WE CAN FIX ITARYN BAKERFEBRUARY 5, 2021TIME
The best smart toaster oven will offer users this functionality and might include smart home and voice control compatibility, which is ideal for hands-free cooking on busy mornings.
BEST TOASTER OVEN: SAVE COUNTER SPACE AND TIME WITH OUR TOASTER OVEN PICKSJULIAN CUBILLLOSFEBRUARY 5, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
I chased assignments with a sort of desperation, knowing that keeping idle hands busy was my way out of trouble.
TRADITIONAL SCHOOL ISN’T ALWAYS THE WAY TO GO, AND I WISH MY PARENTS HAD SEEN THAT EARLIERKENNETH R. ROSENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The moment anybody appears with any proposition of a big constructive nature, the small town undertakers get busy digging its grave.
SAN DIEGO’S SKY-HIGH DREAMS KEEP GETTING QUASHEDRANDY DOTINGAFEBRUARY 2, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
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