Search Result for "industriousness":
1. persevering determination to perform a task;
- Example: "his diligence won him quick promotions"
- Example: "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
[syn: diligence, industriousness, industry]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
industriousness \in*dus"tri*ous*ness\ n. persevering application; habitual and diligent occupation with productive activity. Syn: diligence, industry. [WordNet 1.5]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Industrious \In*dus"tri*ous\, a. [L. industrius, industriosus: cf. F. industrieux. See Industry.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Frugal and industrious men are commonly friendly to the established government. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Industrious to seek out the truth of all things. --Spenser. -- In*dus"tri*ous*ly, adv. -- In*dus"tri*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]