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busyness (n.)

"state of being actively employed," 1849, first attested in Thoreau, from busy (adj.) + -ness. A modern formation made necessary after business evolved away from busy. Middle English had busyship, busyhede.

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Definitions of busyness from WordNet

busyness (n.)
the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity;
they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers
Synonyms: hum
From wordnet.princeton.edu