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Pronunciation:  in'dustreeus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  characterized by hard work and perseverance
  2. [adj]  working hard to promote an enterprise

INDUSTRIOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: diligent, energetic, enterprising, gumptious, hardworking, tireless, untiring, up-and-coming



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*dus"tri*ous\, a. [L. industrius, industriosus:
cf. F. industrieux. See {Industry}.]
1. Given to industry; characterized by diligence; constantly,
   regularly, or habitually occupied; busy; assiduous; not
   slothful or idle; -- commonly implying devotion to lawful
   and useful labor.

         Frugal and industrious men are commonly friendly to
         the established government.           --Sir W.

2. Steadily and perseveringly active in a particular pursuit
   or aim; as, he was negligent in business, but industrious
   in pleasure; an industrious mischief maker.

         Industrious to seek out the truth of all things.
   -- {In*dus"tri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {In*dus"tri*ous*ness}, n.

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