1. in an industrious manner
; - Example: "they hoed up weeds industriously all morning"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Industrious \In*dus"tri*ous\, a. [L. industrius, industriosus:
cf. F. industrieux. See Industry.]
1. Given to industry; characterized by diligence; constantly,
regularly, or habitually occupied; busy; assiduous; not
slothful or idle; -- commonly implying devotion to lawful
and useful labor.
Frugal and industrious men are commonly friendly to
the established government. --Sir W.
2. Steadily and perseveringly active in a particular pursuit
or aim; as, he was negligent in business, but industrious
in pleasure; an industrious mischief maker.
Industrious to seek out the truth of all things.
-- In*dus"tri*ous*ly, adv. -- In*dus"tri*ous*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in an industrious manner; "they hoed up weeds
industriously all morning"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
72 Moby Thesaurus words for "industriously":
ardently, arduously, assiduously, bec et ongles, carefully,
cautiously, circumspectly, considerately, devotedly, diligently,
doggedly, effortfully, energetically, faithfully, fervently,
hammer and tongs, hard, heart and soul, heedfully, indefatigably,
insistently, laboriously, lovingly, loyally, manfully, mindfully,
operosely, painstakingly, patiently, perseveringly, persistently,
persistingly, pertinaciously, ploddingly, regardfully,
relentlessly, resolutely, sedulously, sloggingly, solicitously,
strenuously, tenaciously, tenderly, the hard way, thoroughgoingly,
thoroughly, thoughtfully, tirelessly, toilsomely, tooth and nail,
unabatingly, unfalteringly, unflaggingly, unflinchingly,
unintermittingly, uninterruptedly, unrelentingly, unremittingly,
unrestingly, unsleepingly, unsparingly, unswervingly, untiringly,
unwaveringly, unwearyingly, vehemently, wearilessly, with a will,
with care, with effort, with great care, zealously