Industrious

Definition of Industrious

In`dus´tri`ous
a.1.
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. Temple.
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.
- Spenser.

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