Definition of busyness in English:



mass noun
  • 1The state or condition of having a great deal to do.

    ‘it's easy to get caught up in the busyness of life’
    ‘school started and the busyness began’
    1. 1.1 The quality of being full of activity.
      ‘the busyness and noise of the street’
      ‘the waitresses seemed unfazed by the busyness of the cafe’
  • 2The quality of being excessively detailed or decorated.

    ‘the busyness of the interior design’


Early 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..