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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Industrious  \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. 
  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. 
  --  {In*dus"tri*ous*ly},  adv  --  {In*dus"tri*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  industrious 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  hard  work  and  perseverance  [syn:  {hardworking}, 
  {tireless},  {untiring}] 
  2:  working  hard  to  promote  an  enterprise  [syn:  {energetic},  {gumptious}, 
  {up-and-coming}] 




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