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Word to the Wise: Industrious

industrious

industrious (adjective) – working seriously and with energy

This word comes from the word:

industry/industriousness (noun) – energy and seriousness in one’s working style

(industry can also mean a branch of business).

industriously (adverb) – seriously and with energy

Tip Don’t confuse industrial with industrious:

industrial (adjective) – made in a factory

Here are some examples of how you can use industrious:

I see that Harry has had a productive morning again. He’s such an industrious fellow. He does his job faster and better than anyone else.

If you’d like to open your own bakery, you need to be an industrious person. You need to get up early in the morning before anyone else is up, bake all the breads and cakes, and then you’ll be busy selling your wares for the rest of the day.

We’ve cleaned the room with a lot of industry. I don’t think you’ll find any dust anywhere.

He applied himself to his task with his usual industriousness.

Thanks to her intelligence and industry she found the required information within a short time.

I’m happy to see that you’ve been working industriously to get this project to the client on time. If we meet the deadline you will all receive a bonus.

I don’t like the industrial taste of this bread. I prefer the home-made bread from the small bakery in my street.

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