Pronunciation of Busy
/bˈɪzi/, /bˈɪzi/, /b_ˈɪ_z_i/

Antonyms for busy:

plain, unoccupied, unintrusive, inactive, sluggish, idle, unemployed, lazy, unengaged.

Synonyms for busy:

Sense 1

Hustling, telephonist, bejeweled, inlaid, congestion charge, embossed, Crammed, plumed, personalized, up to the ears, busy signal, florid, jeweled, chock-full, floral, load down, chock-a-block, rushed, phone through, frilly, tooled, bulging, sequined, work on, Emblazoned, redial, rococo, heaped, speed limit, replete, bumper-to-bumper, traffic jam, busily, snarl up, packed, phone round, congested, fringed, phone back, jam-packed, telephony, studded, gridlock, brimful, ring round, put-upon, jewelled, bedecked, cluttered, overcrowded, Heaping, bottleneck, operational, ornamental, traffic calming, decorative, teeming.

Sense 2

saturation, congestion, That, wiretap, saturation point, intricate, heaving, phone-in, illuminated, pneumatic, inflated, interested, subtle, bursting, beaded, hold up, rich, jam, riddled, gilt-edged, awash, traveled.

Sense 3

thickly, chintzy, call back, dial, phone, fragile, telephone, traffic, caller, saturated, snarl, delicately, ticket, lousy.

Sense 4

speak, employ, crowded, put through, there, This, out.

Sense 5

call-in, squeeze, dense, disconnect, hang up, delicate.

Sense 6

filter, squash, call up.

Sense 7

back up, full, get through, cut off.

Sense 8


Sense 9

thick, through.

Sense 10


Sense 11

put down.

Sense 13


Sense 14


Sense 16

put on.

Sense 26

call, hold.

Sense 29







studious, up-and-coming.





Other synonyms and related words:

cluttered, fill, call, presumptuous, overcrowded, nimble, rococo, finical, pushing, diligent, teeming, telephony, reside, hold, officious, employed, fussy, bumper-to-bumper, saturated, particular, disconnect, studious, engaged, busybodied, tied up, busily, full, congested, snoopy, fragile, rapt, saturation, humming, laboring, plumed, gridlock, prompt, pneumatic, cross, occupied, employ, worry, drudging, restless, intermeshed, involve, fancy, spry, get, rushed, Heaping, invade, This, labouring, through, fascinate, nosy, caller, bemuse, expeditious, jammed, quick, occupy, in use, vigorous, lodge in, take, agile, grouchy, tooled, absorb, floral, interfering, brisk, delicate, florid, Hustling, intrusive, thickly, congestion, subtle, prying, up-and-coming, That, up to, obtrusive, strenuous, alive, finicky, crabbed, meddlesome, at work, crowded, enthrall, jeweled, ill-tempered, transfer, mobile, beaded, abubble, buzzing, frilly, operational, chintzy, fringed, chock-a-block, Crammed, intricate, inlaid, thriving, use up, traffic, astir, meddling, interest, happening, pushy, toiling, grumpy, replete, hold up, engage, studded, rich, overbusy, bulging, engross, crabby, riddled, bejeweled, slow, phone.

active (adjective)

spirited, enterprising, moving, active, tireless, lively, eager, stirring, bustling, sedulous, assiduous, sprightly, vivacious, energetic, dynamic, industrious, animated, quick.

active, on the go (adjective)

restless, lively, tireless, energetic, strenuous, bustling, fussy, full, humming.

all (adjective)


contracted (adjective)


engaged, at work (adjective)

occupied, industrious, Hustling, assiduous, tied up, active, employed, diligent, engaged.

hardworking (adjective)


hired (adjective)


lively (adjective)


nosy, impertinent (adjective)

pushy, interfering, meddlesome, officious, prying, stirring, meddling, snoopy, obtrusive, intrusive.

traveled (adjective)


working (adjective)


Sense 1 (noun)

load down, rushed.

Sense 2 (noun)

jammed, dense, congested, packed, bulging, full, teeming, employed.

Sense 3 (noun)

hold up, back up, bumper-to-bumper, filter, gridlock, congestion charge, cluttered, jam, congestion, bottleneck.

Sense 4 (noun)

delicately, delicate, Emblazoned, bedecked, embossed, beaded, chintzy, bejeweled, decorative.

Sense 5 (noun)

cut off, call-in, busy signal, call up, call back, call, crowded, caller, dial.

Sense 6 (noun)


busy (noun)

occupy, at work, busybodied, interfering, toiling, labouring, active, up to, occupied, engaged, meddlesome, fussy, intrusive, in use, tied up, drudging, laboring, meddling, fancy, officious, overbusy.

officious (noun)

snoopy, obtrusive, nosy, prying, pushy.

social (verb)


Usage examples for busy:

  • Elizabeth is busy, Blair, and she says she can't see you. - "The Iron Woman", Margaret Deland.
  • More than that, he was busy. - "Fore!", Charles Emmett Van Loan.
  • I've got to get busy for Hutchinson and I've got to get busy for myself. - "T. Tembarom", Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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