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"industrious" in British English

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industriousadjective

uk   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əs/ us   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əs/
industriously
adverb uk   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əs.li/ us   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əs.li/
Marco was working industriously at his desk.
industriousness
noun [U] uk   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əs.nəs/ us   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əs.nəs/
(Definition of industrious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"industrious" in American English

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industriousadjective

us   /ɪnˈdʌs·tri·əs/
regularly working very hard: Every employee is expected to be competent and industrious.
(Definition of industrious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"industrious" in Business English

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industriousadjective

uk   /ɪnˈdʌstriəs/ us  
an industrious person works hard: Our research shows that employees are almost all industrious and want to do a good job.
industriously
adverb
He worked industriously to save for a down payment on a house.
(Definition of industrious from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “industrious”
in Chinese (Simplified) 勤劳的,勤奋的…
in Turkish çalışkan, gayretli…
in Russian трудолюбивый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勤勞的,勤奮的…
in Polish pracowity…
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