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Synonyms for busy

occupied with

Synonyms

  • occupied with
  • working
  • engaged in
  • on duty
  • employed in
  • preoccupied with
  • absorbed in
  • immersed in
  • hard at work
  • engrossed in
  • in harness
  • on active service
  • hard at work on
  • BY

busy yourself

Synonyms

  • occupy yourself
  • be engrossed
  • immerse yourself
  • involve yourself
  • amuse yourself
  • absorb yourself
  • employ yourself
  • engage yourself
  • keep busy or occupied

Synonyms for busy

involved in activity or work

excessively filled with detail

to make busy

Synonyms for busy

keep busy with

actively or fully engaged or occupied

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Antonyms

overcrowded or cluttered with detail

Synonyms

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intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

crowded with or characterized by much activity

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(of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability

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References in classic literature ?
said Aunt Chloe, rather complacently, as, producing an old towel, kept for such emergencies, she poured a little water out of the cracked tea-pot on it, and began rubbing off the molasses from the baby's face and hands; and, having polished her till she shone, she set her down in Tom's lap, while she busied herself in clearing away supper.
Thus: If one's duties have kept him in the house all the week, it will rest him to be out on Sunday; if his duties have required him to read weighty and serious matter all the week, it will rest him to read light matter on Sunday; if his occupation has busied him with death and funerals all the week, it will rest him to go to the theater Sunday night and put in two or three hours laughing at a comedy; if he is tired with digging ditches or felling trees all the week, it will rest him to lie quiet in the house on Sunday; if the hand, the arm, the brain, the tongue, or any other member, is fatigued with inanition, it is not to be rested by added a day's inanition; but if a member is fatigued with exertion, inanition is the right rest for it.
He did not compare the new finger marks unintentionally left by Tom a few minutes before on Roxy's glass with the tracings of the marks left on the knife handle, there being no need for that (for his trained eye), but busied himself with another matter, muttering from time to time, "Idiot that I was
She it was who kept the house while Aurelia busied herself in barn and field.
I now busied myself in preparations: the fortnight passed rapidly.