Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Habitually occupied with or given to work; diligent; laborious.

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Usage examples "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", Amy Steedman.
  2. Though sorrowful, he is gentle; though suffering, he is industrious. - "Antonina", 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", George S. Boutwell.