Thesaurus > Related Words: busy

  Words related to busy

Related / Similar Words: occupy, interfering, meddlesome, meddling, officious, busybodied, engaged, in use(p), fussy

 

Definition:
  • keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection";
  • crowdedwith or characterized by much activity; "a very busy week"; "a busy life"; "a busy street"; "a busy seaport";
  • actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"; "the line is busy";
  • intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; "an interfering old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about other people''s business";
  • (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged'' is a British term for a busy telephone line); "her line is busy"; "receptionists'' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory;
  • overcrowded or cluttered with detail; "a busy painting"; "a fussy design";

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    See Also: diligent, employed

     

    Hyponyms: potter, putter, dabble, smatter, play around

     

    Derivational Morphology: occupation

     

     
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