enterprising

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[ UK /ˈɛntəpɹˌa‍ɪzɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈɛnɝˌpɹaɪzɪŋ, ˈɛntɝˌpɹaɪzɪŋ/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects
    an enterprising young man likely to go far
    an enterprising foreign policy
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How To Use enterprising In A Sentence

  • Hats off to two enterprising ladies who have opened up a ladies and gents hair salon at Cloneen.
  • There was no help for it, he had to be left there, and I went away with an anxious mind as to what his busy teeth would be employed upon all night; and, sure enough, next morning a velvet curtain was found nibbled and tattered, and being converted into a nest for the enterprising gerbille! Wild Nature Won By Kindness
  • Once wide awake, even enterprising, they slowly become dilatory, leaden, slow, laggard, and lumpish.
  • Although the majority of slaves lived and died in bondage, the intelligent and enterprising slave lived in the hope of eventually buying his freedom.
  • In short, our forty-fourth chief executive sought to end America's two-and-a-third centuries as a truly exceptional nation-more patriotic, more dynamic, more enterprising and freer than any other-to turn the republic into a kind of enervated satellite of Western Europe. Forbes.com: News
  • It is also credited to his enterprising spirit that many such dreams are materialised.
  • The American mezzo has devised an enterprising programme for her solo debut. Times, Sunday Times
  • Tamsin moved to block their way as some of the more enterprising tried to go behind the scenes, rather than into the showroom. DEATH IN FASHION
  • He perceived that the Liberal ministry had offended certain influential sections by appearing too demiss or too unenterprising in foreign affairs. Archaism.
  • What this team of enterprising young men do is to bring together components and assemble units at their place.
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