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nĕgōtĭōsus (nĕgōc- ), a, um, adj. negotium,
I.full of business, busy (class.): “negotiosi eramus nos nostris negotiis,Plaut. Merc. 1, 2, 79: “provincia negotiosa et molesta,Cic. Mur. 8, 18: “prudentissimus quisque maxime negotiosus erat,the busiest, most occupied, Sall. C. 8, 5: “quid crudelitate negotiosius,Sen. Ira, 2, 13, 4: “vir negotiosissimus,Aug. Ep. 54: “circumcisā omni negotiosā actione,attention to business, Cels. 2, 25: “negotiosi dies,business days, working days, Tac. A. 13, 41 fin.—Comically, transf.: tergum, a back on which business is performed, i. e. which receives a drubbing, Plaut. Mil. 2, 5, 37.—
II. Transf., troublesome: edepol, rem negotiosam, Plaut. Stich. 2, 2, 32.
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