What does the word industrious mean?

Usage examples for industrious

  1. Filippino was a good, industrious boy, and had none of the faults which had so often led his father into so much mischief and so many strange adventures. – Knights of Art Stories of the Italian Painters by Amy Steedman
  2. Though sorrowful, he is gentle; though suffering, he is industrious. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  3. As parents, we have a special interest in our children; as citizens, it is this, that they may be honest, industrious, and effective in their labors. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell