industriousness industriousness

Definition(s):

  • (n) persevering determination to perform a task

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Mary Jo soon became respected for thoroughness, industriousness and discretion.
  2. Their religion places great stress on industriousness, peacefulness and obedience to the law.
  3. His blue eyes twinkle youthfully behind his thick glasses; his snowy little beard, jollity and industriousness make him seem something like Santa Claus.

News

  1. The Arting Life | Exploding Light Bulbs: Probably the Best Thing You Can Do With a Gun and a Garage

    As far as personality traits go, industriousness and a desire to destroy are a powerful combination. Photographer Jon Smith has both. Two years ago, he began shooting household items in his garage with a pellet gun and photographing the explosions. ...        
    on July 11, 2013     Source: Wired News

  2. Exploding Light Bulbs: Probably the Best Thing You Can Do With a Gun and a Garage

    As far as personality traits go, industriousness and a desire to destroy are a powerful combination. Photographer Jon Smith has both. Two years ago, he began shooting household items in his garage with a pellet gun and photographing the explosions. After destroying everything he could think of, he eventually stumbled onto incandescent light bulbs.        
    on July 11, 2013     Source: Wired News

Quotes

  1. "At our best, we have never relied on hope and chance alone. Time and time again, we've tapped those great American resources: industriousness and ingenuity," Obama said.
    on Mar 19, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Press-Enterprise

  2. "He is renowned. It's been said that it's hard to find anyone in Canada who doesn't know him, because of his incredible industriousness," says John Weston, an MP from a riding in suburban Vancouver.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: John Weston Source: National Post

  3. "The inherent strength of the Georgian economy, coupled with the industriousness of the Georgian people, have moderated the economic impact of Russia's invasion," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told reporters in Washington. "Yet,...
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Bloomberg

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