Meaning of busyness in English
Etymologyearly 19th century: from busy + -ness. The word business was used in the the sense ‘the state of being busy’ from Middle English down to the 18th century, but is now differentiated as busyness.
Definitions1. the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
- « they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers »
- « there is a constant hum of military preparation »
- « That is sad until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers. » Gore Vidal