Pronounced: kuhn-STAY-tiv (alt: KON-stuh-tiv), noun/adj
Notes: Not a word I know
The word operose means
- done with, or involving, much labor
- busy or industrious, as a person
Our word came into English in the mid-1500s
Background / Comments
After seeing the definition, I was reminded of “opus” (work). In fact, our word comes from the Latin word operōsus (busy, active), from oper-, a stem of opus (work).