busy-ness

The quality of being busy without achieving much.

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  • busy — busy·ness; un·busy; busy; busy·body·ism; …   English syllables

  • Busy Bee Starski — (also known as Busy Bee) born 1950s in the Bronx, New York, is an old school hip hop MC. First coming on the scene in 1977, Bronx based Busy Bee worked with many of hip hop s founding fathers, including Melle Mel, Afrika Bambaataa, and Kool DJ AJ …   Wikipedia

  • busy — bus•y [[t]ˈbɪz i[/t]] adj. bus•i•er, bus•i•est, 1) actively and attentively engaged, esp. in work 2) not at leisure; otherwise engaged: He s busy and can t see you[/ex] 3) full of activity: a busy life[/ex] 4) tgp (of a telephone line) in use 5)… …   From formal English to slang

  • busy — [OE] Busy goes back to an Old English bisig, which also meant ‘occupied’. Apart from Dutch bezig, it has no apparent relatives in any Indo European language, and it is not known where it came from. The sense ‘inquisitive’, from which we get… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • busy — [OE] Busy goes back to an Old English bisig, which also meant ‘occupied’. Apart from Dutch bezig, it has no apparent relatives in any Indo European language, and it is not known where it came from. The sense ‘inquisitive’, from which we get… …   Word origins

  • ad|he´sive|ness — ad|he|sive «ad HEE sihv, zihv», noun, adjective. –n. 1. U.S. sticky tape, if used to hold bandages in place; adhesive tape. 2. glue, paste, or other substance for sticking things together. 3. a gummed postage stamp: »The design, by the French… …   Useful english dictionary

  • i´dle|ness — i|dle «Y duhl», adjective, i|dler, i|dlest, verb, i|dled, i|dling. –adj. 1. doing nothing; not busy; not working; unoccupied; unemployed: »idle hands, idle machines, idle hours of a holiday. Give me some help; don t just stand there idle …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|dus´tri|ous|ness — in|dus|tri|ous «ihn DUHS tree uhs», adjective. 1. working hard and steadily; diligent: »An industrious student usually has good grades. SYNONYM(S): assiduous, active. See syn. under busy. (Cf. ↑busy) 2. Obsolete. showing intelligent or skillful… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ac´tive|ness — ac|tive «AK tihv», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. showing much action; moving or capable of moving rather quickly much of the time; lively: »as active as a kitten. Most children are more active than grown people. SYNONYM(S): quick, agile. 2. showing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ap|proach´a|ble|ness — ap|proach|a|ble «uh PROH chuh buhl», adjective. 1. that can be approached; accessible: »The house on the mountain is approachable only on foot. 2. easy to approach and talk to; friendly and sociable; affable: »No matter how busy he was, he was… …   Useful english dictionary

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