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Busy places and times and describing busy places and times - thesaurus

Synonyms

madhouse

noun

a place that is very noisy, busy, and full of confused activity

a hive of activity

a place where everyone is very busy

the centre of activity/things

the main area where something is happening

Piccadilly Circus

a place in London where several large roads join each other and where there is always a lot of traffic. People sometimes say a place is ‘like Piccadilly Circus’ when they mean it is busy or crowded.

Grand Central Station

American a place that is very busy and full of people. In the UK people say a place like this is ‘like Piccadilly Circus’.

lively

adjective

full of people who are busy or who are enjoying themselves

hectic

adjective

full of busy activity

bustling

adjective

a bustling place is full of noise and activity and is usually pleasant and interesting

buzz

verb

if a place or group of people is buzzing, there is a lot of noise or activity

hum

verb

if a place is humming, it is full of noise and activity

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active

adjective

used about a period or event that is full of busy activity

busy season

noun

a period when a hotel or place that people go to on holiday is busy

frenzy

noun

a period of great energy and activity

full

adjective

busy

it’s all go

used for saying that a situation is full of activity

peak

adjective

a peak time, period etc is when the largest number of people are doing or using something

BuzzWord

gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Open Dictionary

Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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