Hardworking, characterized by diligence and persistent effort.


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Part of speech



Hardworking, diligent, persistent, tireless, energetic, busy, productive, energetic


Lazy, indolent, sluggish, inactive, unproductive

Example sentences

  • The farmer was known for his industrious nature and his tireless work in the fields.
  • The student’s industrious nature was reflected in the excellent grades they consistently earned.
  • The company’s success was due to the industrious nature of its employees and their commitment to hard work.


The society valued industrious individuals who were known for their hard work and dedication. These individuals were admired for their tireless efforts and their ability to get things done, even under the most challenging of circumstances. Their persistence and diligence served as a reminder of what could be achieved through hard work, and they were a source of inspiration to others. In an age where laziness was all too common, the industrious stood out as shining examples of what was possible.