Definitions for diligentˈdɪl ɪ dʒənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dil•i•gentˈdɪl ɪ dʒənt(adj.)

  1. constant and earnest in effort and application; attentive and persistent in doing something:

    a diligent student.

  2. done or pursued with persevering attention; painstaking:

    a diligent search.

Origin of diligent:

1300–50; ME (< AF) < L dīligent-, s. of dīligēns, prp. of dīligere to choose, like


Princeton's WordNet

  1. diligent, persevering(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"

  2. diligent(adj)

    characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks

    "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. diligent(adjective)ˈdɪl ɪ dʒənt

    hard-working and taking care to do sth correctly

    a diligent worker; He worked diligently throughout the night.


  1. diligent(Adjective)

    Performing with intense concentration, focus, responsible regard.

  2. Origin: From diligent, from diligent, from diligens, present participle of diligere, from di-, dis- + legere; see elect and select.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diligent(adj)

    prosecuted with careful attention and effort; careful; painstaking; not careless or negligent

  2. Diligent(adj)

    interestedly and perseveringly attentive; steady and earnest in application to a subject or pursuit; assiduous; industrious


  1. Diligent

    Constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent.

Translations for diligent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


conscientious; hardworking

a diligent student.

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