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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
active, aggressive, ardent, assiduous, busy, conscientious, constant, continuing, diligent, dogged, dynamic, elaborate, enduring, energetic, faithful, fervent, hard, hard-working, hardworking, hustling, immutable, inalterable, indefatigable, indomitable, insistent, intense, invincible, laborious, lasting, live, loyal, never idle, never-tiring, obstinate, operose, painstaking, patient, patient as Job, permanent, perseverant, persevering, persistent, persisting, pertinacious, plodding, plugging, preoccupied, rapt, relentless, resolute, sedulous, single-minded, sleepless, slogging, stable, steadfast, steady, strenuous, stubborn, tenacious, thorough, thoroughgoing, tireless, unabating, unconquerable, undaunted, undiscouraged, undrooping, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging, unflinching, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unnodding, unrelaxing, unrelenting, unremitting, unsleeping, unsparing, unswerving, untiring, unwavering, unwearied, unwearying, unwinking, utterly attentive, vehement, vigorous, weariless, zealous
Dictionary Results for industrious:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: characterized by hard work and perseverance [syn:
           hardworking, industrious, tireless, untiring]
    2: working hard to promote an enterprise [syn: energetic,
       gumptious, industrious, up-and-coming]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Industrious \In*dus"tri*ous\, a. [L. industrius, industriosus:
   cf. F. industrieux. See Industry.]
   [1913 Webster]
   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.
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            Frugal and industrious men are commonly friendly to
            the established government.           --Sir W.
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   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.
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            Industrious to seek out the truth of all things.
      -- In*dus"tri*ous*ly, adv. -- In*dus"tri*ous*ness, n.
      [1913 Webster]

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