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synonyms for industrious

  • conscientious
  • diligent
  • energetic
  • productive
  • active
  • assiduous
  • ball of fire
  • burning
  • busy
  • dynamic
  • eager
  • grind
  • in full swing
  • intent
  • involved
  • jumping
  • laborious
  • on the go
  • operose
  • perky
  • persevering
  • persistent
  • plugging
  • psyched up on
  • purposeful
  • sedulous
  • spirited
  • steady
  • tireless
  • zealous
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antonyms for industrious

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  • inactive
  • lazy
  • lethargic
  • idle
  • indolent
  • lackadaisical
  • slack
  • unemployed
  • unproductive
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In the real world, wild animals are extra industrious — and not because of human prodding.
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After all, that’s how all these sites came to exist in the first place, by industrious Americans driving upon nature and rutting back and forth until the turf was flat enough for a good night’s rest.
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My industrious father and grandfather both retired at 70 and, perhaps to their surprise, enjoyed it.
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A good neighbour and a regular church-goer, honest and industrious—let us hope that these qualities will be taken into account.
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An industrious housewife, she hummed the hymns of contentment and peace from morning till evening.
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There must be something wrong with a social system which permits one idle peer to ruin hundreds of industrious producers.
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An offer which Jane received from a very honest, industrious, and thrifty jeweler, aroused anew a mother's maternal solicitude.
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He complained that he had gone to see a great prince, and had found only an industrious shipwright.
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Industrious junior clerks have put away a parcel of it in each one of their beautiful green filing cases.
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