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industriousness

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being industrious; diligence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. persevering application; habitual and diligent occupation with productive activity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being industrious; diligence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. persevering determination to perform a task

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Examples

  • They Open Up waste-land, till the fields, grow vegetables and raise pigs to lighten the people of their burden and to develop industriousness, which is the true mark of the labouring people.

    Achievements of Mao Tse Tung

  • Pretty amazing that our industriousness will be our downfall if we don't counter with more smurtz than what put us here in the first place.

    PegasusNews.com stories

  • To adopt wise King Solomon's words about industry (the concrete form of the more abstract word 'industriousness'):

    CounterPunch

  • (49 percent), "high professionalism, competence" (45 percent), "industriousness" (40 percent), as well as "initiative, integrity, and culture" (by 21 to 26 percent).

    RIA Novosti

  • Now that our technologies so adeptly bridge the old divide between industriousness and relaxation, work and play, either through oscillation or else a kind of merging, everything being merely digits put to different uses, we ought to ask if we aren't selling off the site of our greatest possible happiness.

    Notable & Quotable

  • "Winning the future," as President Obama puts it, requires both industriousness within America and acknowledgment that success elsewhere brings its own opportunities.

    Let a Thousand Talents Bloom

  • Likewise, Maurice-Quentin de la Tour's monumental pastel portrait of the magistrate Gabriel Bernard de Rieux, who looks up from reading in a book-strewn study as a clock keeps time behind him, is the essence of the erudite professional whose industriousness has merited him his elite stature and surroundings.

    With All the Time in the World

  • The results of this study as well as prior studies suggest that narcissists do care more about being perceived as superior on agentic traits (e.g., industriousness, assertiveness, dominance) compared to communal traits (e.g., agreeableness and honesty).

    Do Narcissists Know They Are Narcissists?

  • So much also for the idea—popular among Keynesians—that if only German industriousness didn't create such a competitiveness gap, the rest of Europe would have a better shot at catching up.

    Germany Slides Toward Recession

  • He is particularly concerned with the ways in which working-class whites are losing touch with what he calls the four "founding virtues"—industriousness, honesty including abiding by the law, marriage and religion, all of which have played a vital role in the life of the republic.

    Values Inequality

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