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English definition of “enterprising”

enterprising

adjective uk   /ˈen.tə.praɪ.zɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/
good at thinking of and doing new and difficult things, especially things that will make money: The business was started by a couple of enterprising young women. That was very enterprising of you, Vijay!IntelligencePerceptive
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