Definition of enterprising in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛntəprʌɪzɪŋ/


Having or showing initiative and resourcefulness: some enterprising teachers have started their own recycling programmes
More example sentences
  • However, he was able to draw around him others with an enterprising spirit.
  • An enterprising teacher has been recognised for her skills in the classroom.
  • The Scottish film industry may be small, but is recognised globally as creative, enterprising and skilled.
resourceful, imaginative, ingenious, inventive, original, creative;
quick-witted, clever, bright, sharp, talented, gifted, able, capable;
spirited, enthusiastic, dynamic, ambitious, energetic, entrepreneurial, vigorous;
bold, daring, audacious, courageous, intrepid, adventurous
informal go-ahead



Pronunciation: /ˈɛntəprʌɪzɪŋli/
Example sentences
  • They started enterprisingly - you felt gaining the first goal was vital to the game plan - but with a fair amount of caution, with five men at the back when their opponents came forward, which was infrequent and in haphazard fashion.
  • Corporate sponsorship and individual help from various quarters was enterprisingly sought, going against government norm, and the festival finally emerged from the ashes.
  • Most of the abundant new information comes from deposits of family letters and family lore that Alexander alone has enterprisingly explored.

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