bisy

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From Old English bisig, from Proto-Germanic *bisigaz (diligent, zealous, busy).

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bisy (comparative bisiere, superlative bisiest)

  1. (of a person) Engaged in activity; preoccupied.
  2. Having a strong work ethic; diligent, industrious, hard-working.
  3. Disposed to anxiety or concern, particularly about practical matters; solicitous, worried.
  4. Eager to; intent upon (typically followed by to, for to or þat.
    • 1393 John Gower, Confessio Amantis.
      Mi will..is besi nyht and day, To lerne al that he lerne may.
  5. (of an action or place) Characterised by activity and vigor.

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