5. inflexible, unbending, inelastic, unyielding; inured, accustomed, unchangeable, casehardened, conditioned, set. induration, n. 1. hardening, petrification, ossification, fossilization; sclerosis, cornification, vitrification.
2. hardness, stiffness, rigidity, resistance, intractability; toughness, firmness, grittiness, callousness.
3. obduracy, obstinacy, stubbornness, recusancy; remorselessness, coldness, frigidity, unfeelingness, impenitence, uncontrition, unrepentance; inflexibility, unbendingness, unyieldingness, inelasticity. industrialist, n. producer, manufacturer, constructor, builder; magnate, tycoon, baron, boss, capitalist, Inf. big wig, captain of industry, lord of industry. industrious, adj. hard-working, energetic, dynamic, eager-beaver, busy as a bee; busy, bustling, hustling, on the go, on the move; at work, in harness, hard at it, astir, active, up and doing, up and coming; vigorous, aggressive, go-ahead, forceful, intense; laborious, op-erose, diligent, assiduous, sedulous, studious, intent; plodding, unflagging, indefatigable, tireless, undroop-ing, unsleeping; persistent, pertinacious, constant, earnest, patient; workmanlike, businesslike, enterprising. industry, n. 1. manufacturing, production, construction, making, fabrication; establishment, trade, manufacture, commerce.
2. business, field, line, craft, mdtier; trade, art, handiwork, handicraft.
3. labor, work, toil, efforts; activity, undertaking, task, chore, duty, service; employment, job, occupation, vocation, pursuit, profession, position.
4. diligence, assiduity, sedulity, painstaking; application, attention, concentration, intentness; effort, devotion, devotedness, laboriousness, industriousness; workaholism, the Protestant ethic, Stakhanovism; energy, enterprise, dynamism, vim, vigor, bustle, hustle, beehive of activity; indefatigability, tirelessness, labor, earnestness, determination, perseverance, persistence. inebriate, v. 1. intoxicate, besot, make drunk, Inf. light-up, Inf. put under the table; stupefy, addle, fuddle, befuddle, muddle; All Sl. plaster, pollute, souse, stew, crock, swack, pickle, stone, sozzle, booze-up, liq-uor-up, likker-up.
2. exhilarate, invigorate, stimulate, animate, inspirit; thrill, elate, galvanize, electrify, take one's breath away, Inf. give one a kick or thrill or lift; overcome, overpower, overwhelm, send one's head spinning, make one's head spin or reel; enrapture, enchant, bewitch, entrance; charm, infatuate, captivate, fascinate. -n. 3. drunk, drunkard, sot, soak, tosspot, toper, bibber, bibbler, Obs., Rare, biberon, barfly; alcoholic, chronic alcoholic or drunk, dipsomaniac; drinker, hard drinker, problem drinker, serious drinker; All Inf. guzzler, swiller, soaker, sponge, lovepot; All Sl. boozer, boozehound, lush, souse, rummy, wino, alky, juicehead, juicer, hooch hound, gin hound, swillbelly, swillpot, stew, stewbum, elbow-bender, elbow-crooker.
-adj. 4. intoxicated, inebriated, inebrious, crapulent, crapulous, Archaic, intoxicate; drunk, drunken, sodden, besotted, sottish, awash, Literary, in one's cups. See inebriated. inebriated, adj. 1. intoxicated, inebriate, inebrious, crapulent, crapulous; drunk, drunken, sodden, besotted, sottish, awash. Literary, in one's cups; under the influence, under the weather, with a glow on, the worse for liquor; saturated, soused, full, Scot. fou; tipsy, grogged, Archaic, groggy, fuddled, befuddled, muddled, obfuscated, woozy, bleary-eyed, pie-eyed, glassy-eyed; far-gone, stupefied, staggering, staggering drunk, drunk as a lord, drunk as a piper or a fiddler, drunk as a skunk or owl; merry, happy, gay, jolly; maudlin.