UK [ˈbɪzɪlɪ] / US adverb
if you are busily doing something, you are giving all your attention to it

The little girls were busily engaged in filling their buckets with sand.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Busily — Bus i*ly, adv. In a busy manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • busily — [adv] actively; intently agilely, animatedly, ardently, arduously, assiduously, briskly, carefully, diligently, eagerly, earnestly, energetically, enthusiastically, expeditiously, fervently, hastily, hurriedly, indefatigably, industriously,… …   New thesaurus

  • busily — [biz′ə lē] adv. in a busy manner …   English World dictionary

  • busily — adv. Busily is used with these adjectives: ↑engaged Busily is used with these verbs: ↑employ, ↑prepare, ↑sort, ↑work, ↑write …   Collocations dictionary

  • busily — bus|i|ly [ bızıli ] adverb if you are busily doing something, you are giving all your attention to it: The little girls were busily playing in the sand …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • busily — [[t]bɪ̱zɪli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with v If you do something busily, you do it in a very active way. The two saleswomen were busily trying to keep up with the demand …   English dictionary

  • busily — bus|i|ly [ˈbızıli] adv in a busy way ▪ Students were busily writing notes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • busily — busy ► ADJECTIVE (busier, busiest) 1) having a great deal to do. 2) currently occupied with an activity. 3) excessively detailed or decorated. ► VERB (busies, busied) (busy oneself) …   English terms dictionary

  • busily — adverb see busy I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • busily — /biz euh lee/, adv. in a busy manner; actively. [1175 1225; ME bisiliche. See BUSY, LY] * * * …   Universalium

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