Meaning of “industrious” in the English Dictionary

"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)