workaday, routine, prosaic, unimaginative; conventional, formal, stiff, restrained, impersonal,
bust, n. 1. portrait sculpture, sculpture, Naut. figurehead, head, carving; statue, statuette, figure, model; representation, image, effigy.
2. chest, breast, bosom, front. See - bosom (def. 1). bustle, v. 1. Often
bustle about stir, move, fuss, fly, flutter, flit, buzz; hustle, run, rush, dash, dart, scramble, scamper, scuttle, hurry, lose no time.
bustle with abound, teem, swarm, be filled, be bursting, be overrun or thronged, be buzzing or humming.
3. hustle, hurry, rush, push, drive, compel; bestir, rouse, arouse, commove, agitate, excite.
-n. 4. busyness, stir, fuss, flurry, pother, ado, Inf. to-do, Sometimes Facetious, do; briskness, robustness, fleetness, rapidity, quickness, speediness, swiftness; hustle, restlessness, commotion, tumult; activity, action, doing, motion, movement; occupation, engagement, employment,
busy, adj. .1. occupied, engaged, employed, working, at work, on duty, at it; taken, in use, tied down or up; engrossed, absorbed, involved, intent, preoccupied, diverted; diligent, assiduous, industrious, laboring, toiling, grinding, drudging, slaving, hardworking, zealous, sedulous, studious, persevering.
2. active, energetic, energetical, vigorous, jumping, hopping, swinging, abuzz, never idle, on the go, Inf. on the move, SI. go-go; vivacious, sprightly, sprightful, vivid, animated, spirited; vibrant, full of verve, vital, lively, full of life, Chiefly U.S. Inf. chipper; moving, kinetic, motive, volitant, on the wing, stirring, astir, up and about or around, Inf. up and doing; bustling, hustling, restless, commotive, hectic, on the fly, Inf. hyper; indefatigable, tireless, untiring, unremitting, unwavering.
3. officious, forward, aggressive, assertive, pushing, Inf. pushy; meddlesome, meddling, interfering, tampering, interposing, interloping, encroaching; intrusive, prying, pepping, peering, peeking, spying, curious, inquisitive, snooping, Inf. snoopy, Inf. nosy.
4. ornate, overelaborate, overdecorated, overadorned, overembellished, excessive, fussy, Inf. tacky; cluttered, overcrowded, overfilled, jammed; jumbled, muddled, chaotic, confused, disorganized.
-v. 5. occupy, engage, engross, absorb, involve, take up [s.o.'s] time, divert, interest, preoccupy; employ, ply, use, exercise, put to work, keep [s.o.] going or active.
6. work at, toil, strive, labor, travail, slave; drudge, grind, hammer away, Inf. plug away or along.
busybody, n. meddler, snoop, pry, Paul Pry, eavesdropper, Dumbo; gossip, newsmonger, quidnunc, chatterbox, jabberer, gabbler, blatherskite, SI. windbag; blabber, blabbermouth, tattler, tattle-tale, telltale, tale-bearer, informer, SI. squealer; scandalmonger, muckraker, slanderer, backbiter, defamer.
but, conj. 1. on the contrary, on the other hand, nevertheless, yet; except, save, notwithstanding, however; unless, if not, except that. -prep. 2. except, excepting, with the exception of, save, bar, barring. -adv. 3. only, just, singly, solely; merely, simply,
butcher, n. 1. meat seller, meat-merchant, meat vendor, meat cutter.
2. slaughterer, mass-murderer, destroyer, liquidator, annihilator, exterminator; murderer, killer, slayer, manslayer, man-killer, homicide, Bluebeard, ripper, bloodspiller, bloodshedder, shedder-of-blood, cutthroat, executioner, executionist, SI. Jack Ketch; scourge, fiend.