industrious industrious  /ɪn ˈdə stri əs/


  1. (adj) characterized by hard work and perseverance
  2. (adj) working hard to promote an enterprise


  1. All seem to be in constant, industrious motion.
  2. A row of trees, planted years ago by an industrious pioneer, now rose up to thwart these air pioneers.
  3. Just as Merckle was a symbol of Germany's industrious spirit, his death may come to symbolize the way Germany is dealing with the global financial crisis.


  1. Soccer-Coach Stimac blasts Croatia after Scotland fiasco

    (Writes through, adds quotes) * Croatia's attacking formation lacked creativity * Strachan delighted with Scotland's industrious win ZAGREB, June 7 (Reuters) - Croatia coach Igor Stimac was highly critical of his players after a shock home 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat by Scotland on Friday. The result left the Croatians second in Group A on 16 points from seven games, three adrift of leaders ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Busy Beavers Build Dam In Kirkwood

    An industrious beaver has built a dam on Gravois Creek in the 500 Block of Leffingwell Avenue in Kirkwood and is busy knocking down trees, as evidenced by photos submitted by Kirkwood City Council Member Michael Lynch.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Webster-Kirkwood Times


  1. "This," Bradford reported, "had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been by any means."
    on Jul 4, 2006 By: William Bradford Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. While Churchill described Jews as "sober, industrious and law-abiding," and praised their willingness to fight and, if necessary, die for the country they lived in, he added: "Yet there are times when one feels instinctively that all this is...
    on Mar 11, 2007 By: Winston Churchill Source: Jerusalem Post

  3. Continuing his tirade against north Indians, Thackeray said: "People have even started sympathizing with north Indians because they are industrious and hardworking. But nobody sees or accepts the fact that they have snatched these jobs from...
    on Feb 9, 2008 By: Raj Thackeray Source: MSN India

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decadent decadent
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