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Diligent

Diligent Meaning & Definition
Diligent Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Diligent?

[adj] characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out tasks; "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"
[adj] quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness; "a diligent (or patient) worker"; "with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Diligent: assiduous | hardworking | industrious | patient | persevering | sedulous | tireless | untiring

Related Terms | Find terms related to Diligent: academic | advertent | agog | alert | all ears | all eyes | ardent | assiduous | attentive | aware | bookish | careful | concentrated | conscientious | conscious | constant | continuing | devoted to studies | dogged | donnish | dryasdust | earnest | elaborate | enduring | energetic | faithful | fervent | finical | finicking | finicky | hard | hardworking | hard-working | heedful | immutable | inalterable | indefatigable | indomitable | industrious | insistent | intense | intent | intentive | invincible | laborious | lasting | loyal | mandarin | meticulous | mindful | never idle | never-tiring | nice | niggling | observant | observing | obstinate | on the ball | on the job | open-eared | open-eyed | openmouthed | operose | owlish | painstaking | patient | patient as Job | pedantic | permanent | perseverant | persevering | persistent | persisting | pertinacious | plodding | plugging | preoccupied | professorial | punctilious | rabbinic | rapt | regardful | relentless | resolute | scholarly | scholastic | scrupulous | sedulous | single-minded | sleepless | slogging | stable | steadfast | steady | strenuous | stubborn | studious | tenacious | thorough | thoroughgoing | tireless | unabating | unconquerable | undaunted | undiscouraged | undrooping | unfailing | unfaltering | unflagging | unflinching | unintermitting | uninterrupted | unnodding | unrelaxing | unrelenting | unremitting | unsleeping | unsparing | unswerving | untiring | unwavering | unwearied | unwearying | unwinking | utterly attentive | vehement | watchful | weariless | zealous

See Also | busy | careful

Diligent In Webster's Dictionary

\Dil"i*gent\, a. [F. diligent, L. diligens, -entis, p. pr. of diligere, dilectum, to esteem highly, prefer; di- = dis- + legere to choose. See {Legend}.] 1. Prosecuted with careful attention and effort; careful; painstaking; not careless or negligent. The judges shall make diligent inquisition. --Deut. xix. 18. 2. Interestedly and perseveringly attentive; steady and earnest in application to a subject or pursuit; assiduous; industrious. Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings. --Prov. xxii. 29. Diligent cultivation of elegant literature. --Prescott. Syn: Active; assiduous; sedulous; laborious; persevering; attentive; industrious.

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