quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
"a diligent (or patient) worker"; "with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business"
characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks
"a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"
Performing with intense concentration, focus, responsible regard.
Etymology: From diligent, from diligent, from diligens, present participle of diligere, from di-, dis- + legere; see elect and select.
prosecuted with careful attention and effort; careful; painstaking; not careless or negligent
interestedly and perseveringly attentive; steady and earnest in application to a subject or pursuit; assiduous; industrious
Constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dil′i-jent, adj. steady and earnest in application: industrious.—n. Dil′igence, steady application: industry: (Scots law) a warrant to produce witnesses, books, &c., or a process by which persons or goods are attached: a French or continental stage-coach (also pronounced dē-lē-zhongs)—also Dill′y.—adv. Dil′igently. [Fr.,—diligens, -entis, pr.p. of L. diligĕre, to choose.]
The numerical value of diligent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of diligent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of diligent in a Sentence
The city recognizes that the PPP contractor most likely has two primary objectives, maximize land value and deliver venue obligations at least cost, the city must be diligent in making sure the Games obligations are fully met.
She has worked hard, won a diligent campaign.
Good actions lead to success, as good medicines to a cure: a healthy man is joyful, and a diligent man attains learning; a just man gains the reward of his virtue.
We need people every day, this will continue and if this virus is weeks, if not months, we'll have to be diligent every single day, because the patient usage has not decreased at all.
We hope this is not simply the beginning of an investigation due to social pressure, but rather a diligent investigation and not just a passive attitude.
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- старателен, усърден, прилеженBulgarian
- eifrig, arbeitsam, fleißigGerman
- huolellinen, tunnollinenFinnish
- industrieux, diligentFrench
- dèanadachScottish Gaelic
- uzcītīgs, cītīgs, centīgsLatvian
- toegewijd, vlijtig, ijverigDutch
- arbeidsamNorwegian Nynorsk
- iherdig, flittigNorwegian
- работящий, прилежный, трудолюбивый, усердныйRussian
- ihärdig, flitig, arbetsamSwedish
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