industrious Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"industrious" in British English

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industriousadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əs/
C2 An industrious ​personworks hard: an industrious ​worker She's ​extremelycompetent and industrious.
industriously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Marco was ​working industriously at his ​desk.
industriousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-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/
regularlyworking 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   us   /ɪnˈdʌstriəs/
an industrious ​personworks hard: Our ​researchshows 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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