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Syn. diligently, actively, energetically, strenuously, eagerly, earnestly, seriously, intently, determinedly, rapidly, dexterously, industriously, assiduously, sedulously, carefully, steadily, laboriously, painstakingly, unremittingly, studiously, perseveringly, hurriedly, briskly, vivaciously, animatedly, purposefully, ardently, arduously, fervently, spiritedly, nimbly, zealously, agilely, vigorously, drudgingly, indefatigably, restlessly, vigilantly, enthusiastically, speedily, hastily, persistently, expeditiously, unweariedly, with all dispatch, like hell, like the dickens, like the devil*.Ant. listlessly, idly, perfunctorily.
English dictionary for students. 2013.
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Busily — Bus i*ly, adv. In a busy manner. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
busily — [adv] actively; intently agilely, animatedly, ardently, arduously, assiduously, briskly, carefully, diligently, eagerly, earnestly, energetically, enthusiastically, expeditiously, fervently, hastily, hurriedly, indefatigably, industriously,… … New thesaurus
busily — [biz′ə lē] adv. in a busy manner … English World dictionary
busily — adv. Busily is used with these adjectives: ↑engaged Busily is used with these verbs: ↑employ, ↑prepare, ↑sort, ↑work, ↑write … Collocations dictionary
busily — bus|i|ly [ bızıli ] adverb if you are busily doing something, you are giving all your attention to it: The little girls were busily playing in the sand … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
busily — [[t]bɪ̱zɪli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with v If you do something busily, you do it in a very active way. The two saleswomen were busily trying to keep up with the demand … English dictionary
busily — UK [ˈbɪzɪlɪ] / US adverb if you are busily doing something, you are giving all your attention to it The little girls were busily engaged in filling their buckets with sand … English dictionary
busily — bus|i|ly [ˈbızıli] adv in a busy way ▪ Students were busily writing notes … Dictionary of contemporary English
busily — busy ► ADJECTIVE (busier, busiest) 1) having a great deal to do. 2) currently occupied with an activity. 3) excessively detailed or decorated. ► VERB (busies, busied) (busy oneself) … English terms dictionary
busily — adverb see busy I … New Collegiate Dictionary
busily — /biz euh lee/, adv. in a busy manner; actively. [1175 1225; ME bisiliche. See BUSY, LY] * * * … Universalium