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busy

verb

1 busy

Keep busy with.

synonym: occupy.

Dutch: bezighouden



adjective

1 busy

Actively or fully engaged or occupied.

Roget 625: businesslike; workaday; professional; official, functional; busy etc. (actively employed) 682; on hand, in hand, in one's hands; afoot; on foot, ... show more

2 busy

Overcrowded or cluttered with detail:
— A busy painting.

synonym: fussy.

3 busy

Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner:
— Busy about other people's business.

synonyms: busybodied, interfering, meddlesome, meddling, officious.

Roget 682: active, brisk, brisk as a lark, brisk as a bee; lively, animated, vivacious; alive, alive and kicking; frisky, spirited, stirring.    nimble, nimble as a squirrel; ... show more

4 busy

Crowded with or characterized by much activity.

5 busy

of facilities such as telephones or lavatories Unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line):
— Her line is busy.
— Kept getting a busy signal.

synonyms: engaged, in use.


Moby thesaurus: absorb, active, arabesque, assiduous, at it, at work, attend to business, baroque, burden, bustling, busybody, chichi, complex, complicated, detailed, devote, diligent, divert, drive, elaborate ... show more.

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