Adjective "industrious" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Diligent and hard-working.
  1. 'A very hard working and industrious farmer, he was an excellent family man and a member of an old and respected family.'
  2. 'He inherited a great love of the land and livestock and was a most industrious and hard-working gentleman.'
  3. 'We make the busy bee look like a lazy creature, and the industrious ant, a sluggard.'
  4. 'A member of a respected family she was a hard working industrious lady.'
  5. 'They were exemplars of the same industrious values as their subjects.'
  6. 'His layered photographs condense the evidence of man and its industrious production.'
  7. 'He again underlined what a player he could be with another industrious performance on the right hand side of midfield.'
  8. 'They are industrious people who believe in strong families, self-discipline and orderly lifestyles.'
  9. 'He struck me as being particularly hardworking, energetic and industrious.'
  10. 'A very active and industrious lady, she owned the flower gardens at Ballybrophy until she retired.'


1. working energetically and devotedly; hard-working; diligent: an industrious person.

2. Obsolete. skillful.

More examples(as adjective)

"propagandas can be industrious at things."

"campions can be industrious in routings."

"people can be industrious."

"people/places/organizations can be industrious."

"wingers can be industrious."

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Late 15th century (in the sense ‘skilful, clever, ingenious’): from French industrieux or late Latin industriosus, from Latin industria ‘diligence’.