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ˈdɪl ɪ dʒəntdili·gent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diligent, perseveringadjective

    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. diligentadjective

    characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks

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

Wiktionary

  1. diligentadjective

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diligentadjective

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

  2. Diligentadjective

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

Freebase

  1. Diligent

    Constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diligent

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diligent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diligent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of diligent in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    It is neither the duffer nor the mediocre ,but the talented employees who are always sincere & diligent suffer the most because of the sycophancy work-culture being nurtured by the top brass in the private organization.

  2. Christian Coleman:

    I haven't been careless, i think I can be more mature about it and more diligent about it... Everybody makes mistakes. Everybody has typos.

  3. Andy Roddick:

    I think he maximizes what he has. He goes to work every day, he's diligent, he treats it like a job and I wish more of the younger players kind of followed his lead of doing that.

  4. Denis Diderot:

    Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.

  5. Vicki Finson:

    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.

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