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.
Origin: 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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
She has worked hard, won a diligent campaign.
These guys are very diligent about not being caught.
The Marvel of Life dwells in the sight of a diligent human.
The city must be diligent in making sure the Games obligations are fully met.
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
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Translations for diligent
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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