20 of the Best Synonyms and Antonyms for ‘Busy’

 

By Dr Oliver Tearle

The word ‘busy’ is commonly used to describe hectic or frenetic activity: someone who is busy has a great deal to do, perhaps too much. They are actively engaged in something and conducting a great deal of activity. The word is from a Germanic root meaning ‘useful’ or ‘occupied’, and this derivation obviously makes sense: the word has retained this predominant meaning down the centuries. Continue reading “20 of the Best Synonyms and Antonyms for ‘Busy’”