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not on duty, absent, finished, inoperative, negligible, outside, postponed, slender, slight, slim.
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Correct spelling:
the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity; as, they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers.


assiduity, attention, attentiveness, commitment, concentration, consideration, dedication, deliberation, diligence, effort, industry, perseverance, study, zeal.
busyness, hum.
Examples of usage:
  1. But Burckhardt remembered, from his single visit, the endless, ceaseless busyness of the plant, the valves that opened and closed, the vats that emptied themselves and filled themselves and stirred and cooked and chemically tasted the bubbling liquids they held inside themselves. – The Tunnel Under The World by Frederik Pohl
  2. That would seem to me, friend Nick, a mighty good busyness for us. – Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy by Stephen Leacock
  3. For all the busyness with which we engage in many tasks, we cannot keep ourselves from slipping back at times to the ship's stern to look out along its wake and wonder whence we came, or from going at times also to its prow to wonder whither we are headed. – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  4. 7. Extreme busyness, whether at school or college, kirk or market, is a symptom of deficient vitality; and a faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  5. Phillida was framed in the open square, and shook a dustcloth at us by way of greeting and evidence of her busyness. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram