When to use the word ‘Industrious’

There’s no denying the importance of a clean, well-ventilated workspace.

While you don’t need to wear a mask, you do need to be aware of the chemicals you’re using, and always wear gloves when handling chemicals.

While we’re on the topic, when to use ‘Industious’ or ‘Industry’ is still an issue.

‘Industrial’ is often used to describe a person who does all of their own work, while ‘Industries’ are often used in a general sense, like the apparel industry.

The two terms are used interchangeably, but if you’re unsure of what to use, you should always use the terms as they refer to the same thing.

For example, if you work at an apparel factory, you might use the term ‘factory factory’ instead of ‘firm factory.’

To use the words ‘Industrially’ and ‘Industrying’ as a single term, you’d use the two terms interchangeably.

For instance, you can use ‘industrially clothing’ and your clothing manufacturer would call you ‘industrious’ or even ‘industry-trained’ for your job.

The dictionary defines the word as: a name given to a group of people whose business or activities include the production of something or to whom a product or service is specifically offered.

The adjective ‘industrian’ comes from the Latin word ‘industria,’ which means “good.”

The noun ‘industrin’ comes also from the same root word, meaning “good quality.”

To understand the meaning of the word, you need to know how the word was originally used in English.

In 1787, Benjamin Franklin wrote: A person who is industrious is a person that is industriously engaged in the manufacture of things or services, who is of a disposition to produce a greater quantity of goods or employ a greater number of hands, as well as the person who produces, assembles, and assembles things or assembles services; that is, to do work in the manufactures of something for a greater profit or the satisfaction of the wishes of others.

So ‘industriness’ was originally an adjective.

But in the early 19th century, it was replaced by ‘industritual.’

For more information on the history of ‘industries,’ you can read our article on the origins of ‘working’ and our article about the meaning and history of the term “industry.”

To learn more about how ‘industrual’ and other workplace terms were first used in the 1800s, check out our article, “The Invention of the Industrial Workers of the World.”

You can learn more in our article “How We Got the Industry Terms We Know Today.”