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busy

bus·y

busy

 
 
pronunciation:
bI zi
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
part of speech: adjective
inflections: busier, busiest
definition 1: doing something or working on something; active.
The mechanic is busy putting the engine back together.I will be too busy tomorrow to have lunch with you.
synonyms:
active, engrossed, immersed, occupied, working
antonyms:
idle, lazy, secluded
similar words:
industrious
definition 2: full of work or activity.
Monday will be a busy day for you.
synonyms:
active, productive
antonyms:
slow
similar words:
industrious, lively
definition 3: being used; not available.
All the telephone lines were busy.
synonyms:
occupied
antonyms:
available
similar words:
reserved, used
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: busied, busies, busying
definition: to keep busy or occupied.
She busied herself with homework.
synonyms:
absorb, engage, interest, involve, occupy, work
similar words:
exercise
derivation: busily (adv.)