- Doing a great deal; having a lot of things to do in the space of time given
- Engaged in another activity or by someone else.
- Having a lot going on; complicated or intricate.
- To make somebody busy, to keep busy with, to occupy, to make occupied.
- To rush somebody.
Adverbs for Busy
hurriedly; interferingly; noisily; officiously; irritatingly; animatedly; industriously; ambitiously; casually; perfunctorily;agreeably; delightfully; ceaselessly; charmingly; briskly; cheerfully; intelligently; constantly; curiously; unreasonably; competently; ordinarily; astoundingly; tremendously; comically; amazingly; actively; eagerly; zealously; energetically; smartly; ostentatiously; craftily; cleverly; capably; boyishly; noisily; happily.
absorb, active, arabesque, assiduous, at it, at work, attend to business, baroque, burden, bustling, busybody, chichi, complex, complicated, detailed, devote, diligent, divert, drive, elaborate, elegant, employ, employed, energetic, engage, engaged, engross, fag, fancy, fine, flamboyant, florid, flowery, forward, frilly, full of business, fussy, hard at it, hard at work, hectic, high-wrought, hustling, immerse, impertinent, in harness, industrious, inquisitive, intricate, involve, involved, keep busy, labored, lively, luxuriant, luxurious, meddlesome, meddling, mind the store, moresque, nosy, occupied, occupy, officious, on duty, on the go, on the hop, on the job, on the jump, on the move, on the run, oppress, ornate, ostentatious, overdrive, overelaborate, overelegant, overlabored, overtask, overtax, overwork, overworked, overwrought, pass the time, picturesque, presumptuous, pretty-pretty, prying, pushing, pushy, rich, rococo, self-appointed, snoopy, soak, spend, spend the time, sweat, task, tax, tied up, work, working
From Middle English busi, bisi (“busy”), from Old English bysiġ, bisiġ (“busy, occupied”). Cognate with Middle Dutch besich (Dutch bezig, “busy”), Low German besig (“busy”), Old Frisian bisgia (“to use”).
- enPR: bĭz'i, IPA: /ˈbɪzi/, SAMPA: /"bIzi/
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- Rhymes: -ɪzi