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busiest


 
  Overview  of  adj  busy 
 
  The  adj  busy  has  5  senses  (first  4  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (30)  busy  --  (actively  or  fully  engaged  or  occupied;  "busy  with  her  work";  "a  busy  man";  "too  busy  to  eat  lunch";  "the  line  is  busy") 
  2.  (1)  busy,  fussy  --  (overcrowded  or  cluttered  with  detail;  "a  busy  painting";  "a  fussy  design") 
  3.  (1)  interfering,  meddlesome,  meddling,  officious,  busy,  busybodied  --  (intrusive  in  a  meddling  or  offensive  manner;  "an  interfering  old  woman";  "bustling  about  self-importantly  making  an  officious  nuisance  of  himself";  "busy  about  other  people's  business") 
  4.  (1)  busy  --  (crowded  with  or  characterized  by  much  activity;  "a  very  busy  week";  "a  busy  life";  "a  busy  street";  "a  busy  seaport") 
  5.  busy,  engaged,  in  use  --  ((of  facilities  such  as  telephones  or  lavatories)  unavailable  for  use  by  anyone  else  or  indicating  unavailability;  (`engaged'  is  a  British  term  for  a  busy  telephone  line);  "her  line  is  busy";  "receptionists'  telephones  are  always  engaged";  "the  lavatory  is  in  use";  "kept  getting  a  busy  signal") 
 
  Antonyms  of  adj  busy 
 
  5  senses  of  busy 
 
  Sense  1 
  busy  (vs.  idle) 
 
  idle  (vs.  busy) 
  =>  at  liberty(prenominal) 
  =>  bone-idle,  bone-lazy 
  =>  faineant,  indolent,  lazy,  otiose,  slothful,  work-shy 
  =>  goldbricking(postnominal) 
  =>  lackadaisical 
  =>  leisure(postnominal),  leisured 
  =>  unengaged 
 
  Sense  2 
  busy,  fussy 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  fancy)  ->  plain 
 
  Sense  3 
  interfering,  meddlesome,  meddling,  officious,  busy,  busybodied 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  intrusive)  ->  unintrusive,  not  intrusive 
 
  Sense  4 
  busy 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  active)  ->  inactive 
 
  Sense  5 
  busy,  engaged,  in  use(prenominal) 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  occupied)  ->  unoccupied 
 
  Similarity  of  adj  busy 
 
  5  senses  of  busy 
 
  Sense  1 
  busy  (vs.  idle) 
  =>  at  work(prenominal) 
  =>  drudging,  laboring,  labouring,  toiling 
  =>  engaged,  occupied 
  =>  engaged,  occupied 
  =>  overbusy 
  =>  tied  up(prenominal) 
  =>  up  to 
  Also  See->  diligent#2;  employed#1 
 
  Sense  2 
  busy,  fussy 
  =>  fancy  (vs.  plain) 
 
  Sense  3 
  interfering,  meddlesome,  meddling,  officious,  busy,  busybodied 
  =>  intrusive  (vs.  unintrusive) 
 
  Sense  4 
  busy 
  =>  active  (vs.  inactive) 
 
  Sense  5 
  busy,  engaged,  in  use(prenominal) 
  =>  occupied  (vs.  unoccupied) 
 
  Attributes  of  adj  busy 
 
 
  Familiarity  of  adj  busy 
 
  busy  used  as  an  adjective  is  common  (polysemy  count  =  5) 
 
  Grep  of  adj  busy 
  busy 
  busybodied 
  overbusy 
 
  Overview  of  adj  busy 
 
  The  adj  busy  has  5  senses  (first  4  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (30)  busy  --  (actively  or  fully  engaged  or  occupied;  "busy  with  her  work";  "a  busy  man";  "too  busy  to  eat  lunch";  "the  line  is  busy") 
  2.  (1)  busy,  fussy  --  (overcrowded  or  cluttered  with  detail;  "a  busy  painting";  "a  fussy  design") 
  3.  (1)  interfering,  meddlesome,  meddling,  officious,  busy,  busybodied  --  (intrusive  in  a  meddling  or  offensive  manner;  "an  interfering  old  woman";  "bustling  about  self-importantly  making  an  officious  nuisance  of  himself";  "busy  about  other  people's  business") 
  4.  (1)  busy  --  (crowded  with  or  characterized  by  much  activity;  "a  very  busy  week";  "a  busy  life";  "a  busy  street";  "a  busy  seaport") 
  5.  busy,  engaged,  in  use  --  ((of  facilities  such  as  telephones  or  lavatories)  unavailable  for  use  by  anyone  else  or  indicating  unavailability;  (`engaged'  is  a  British  term  for  a  busy  telephone  line);  "her  line  is  busy";  "receptionists'  telephones  are  always  engaged";  "the  lavatory  is  in  use";  "kept  getting  a  busy  signal")