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Busy vs Disruptive - What's the difference?

busy | disruptive |

As adjectives the difference between busy and disruptive

is that busy is crowded with business or activities; having a great deal going on while disruptive is causing disruption or unrest.

As a verb busy

is to make somebody busy, to keep busy with, to occupy, to make occupied.

As a noun busy

is {{cx|slang|UK|Liverpool|derogatory|lang=en}} A police officer.

busy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Crowded with business or activities; having a great deal going on.
  • a busy street
  • * Shakespeare
  • To-morrow is a busy day.
  • Engaged in another activity or by someone else.
  • The director cannot see you now, he's busy .
    Her telephone has been busy all day.
    She is too busy to have time for riddles.
  • Having a lot going on; complicated or intricate.
  • Flowers, stripes, and checks in the same fabric make for a busy pattern.
  • Officious; meddling.
  • * 1603 , , IV. ii. 130:
  • I will be hanged if some eternal villain, / Some busy and insinuating rogue, / Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office, / Have not devised this slander; I'll be hanged else.

    Verb

  • To make somebody busy , to keep busy with, to occupy, to make occupied.
  • * On my vacation I'll busy myself with gardening.
  • To rush somebody.
  • Noun

    (busies)
  • A police officer.
  • disruptive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Causing disruption or unrest.
  • Children who exhibit disruptive behaviour may be expelled from school.
  • Causing major change, as in a market.
  • * 2005 , Karl D. Schubert, CIO Survival Guide (page 222)
  • companies tend to lose their leadership positions to companies that enter the market with a disruptive technology or market change.