What is the opposite of lazy?

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Adjective
Opposite of disinclined to exertion
“He was a hard-working student who applied himself daily towards his academic goals.”
Adjective
Opposite of lacking in energy
“She was feeling really energetic in the morning after having a good night's sleep.”
Adjective
Opposite of failing to give proper care or attention
“The results of this report are flawless due to your careful attention to detail.”
Adjective
Opposite of relaxed or leisurely
“I desperately need a break after a laborious week at the office.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite of requiring little effort
“Though not blessed with skill, the amateur basketball player scored a hard-earned fifteen points against the pros.”
Adjective
(of body parts) Opposite of loose hanging
“The puppy dog had perky ears which made it look attentive all the time.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing laziness, disregard or negligence
Adjective
Opposite of acting or done at leisure
Adjective
Opposite of extremely lethargic or sleepy
Adjective
Opposite of lacking initiative or strength of character
Adjective
Opposite of slow or unhurried
Adjective
Opposite of laid back and unhurried
“The frenetic action and strategic nuances of this sport make it exhilarating, yet fascinating.”
Adjective
Opposite of lacking in ambition or success, and having no value to society
Adjective
Opposite of useless
Verb
(informal) Opposite of to act in a lazy manner
“Prior to our holiday, we had to hustle at work every day.”
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Opposite of to spend one's time in an aimless, idle way
Verb
Opposite of to waste or spend time idly and unfruitfully
Verb
(informal) Opposite of to relax or spend time doing nothing
“Let's do something this weekend since it's sunny.”
Verb
Opposite of to laze around, mostly doing nothing
“I really should move about a little after being sedentary for hours.”
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