busy


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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

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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 ?
Her father and female guardian were incessantly busy in pursuit of her,--but, when caught, she melted from them again like a summer cloud; and as no word of chiding or reproof ever fell on her ear for whatever she chose to do, she pursued her own way all over the boat.
Thunder-showers had been tolerably frequent of late, and I was not much afraid of a failure; still, I shouldn't have cared for a delay of a day or two; I should have explained that I was busy with affairs of state yet, and the people must wait.
He might have had many more books from Bartle Massey, but he had no time for reading "the commin print," as Lisbeth called it, so busy as he was with figures in all the leisure moments which he did not fill up with extra carpentry.
He wrought also two cities, fair to see and busy with the hum of men.
Norris was too busy in contriving and directing the general little matters of the company, superintending their various dresses with economical expedient, for which nobody thanked her, and saving, with delighted integrity, half a crown here and there to the absent Sir Thomas, to have leisure for watching the behaviour, or guarding the happiness of his daughters.
Sit down, Fred, I'm ready to hear and do anything I can," said the Vicar, who was busy packing some small objects for removal, and went on with his work.
She loved to do the "little things" that others did not see, or were too busy to stop for; and while doing them, without a thought of thanks, she made sunshine for herself as well as others.
Bless your kind little heart, that is what I was thinking of the other day when Aunt Peace said she saw you very seldom now, you were so busy I wanted to speak of it, but fancied you had as much on your hands as you could manage.
And always and everywhere I found saloons, on highway and byway, up narrow alleys and on busy thoroughfares, bright-lighted and cheerful, warm in winter, and in summer dark and cool.
And there, not far from the great west door of the Abbey he, already an elderly man, began his new busy life.
It keeps him busy, and the young men who attend the college are no worse off than they were before.
she said, softly, still not looking round at him, still busy with her basket of wools.
During the first few days they were busy discharging the cargo brought by the flotilla, the machines, and the rations, as well as a large number of huts constructed of iron plates, separately pieced and numbered.
said Rose, one evening, shortly after tea, when I had been busy with the farm all day.
The machine sitting at that desk was no longer a man; it was a busy New York broker, moved by buzzing wheels and uncoiling springs.