Having or showing initiative and resourcefulness: some enterprising teachers have started their own recycling programmes
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- 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
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- 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.