What does diligent mean?

Definitions for diligentˈdɪl ɪ dʒənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word diligent.

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"


  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.

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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ted Cruz:

    She has worked hard, won a diligent campaign.

  2. Erik Cabetas:

    These guys are very diligent about not being caught.

  3. Sunil Joyia:

    The Marvel of Life dwells in the sight of a diligent human.

  4. The IOC:

    The city must be diligent in making sure the Games obligations are fully met.

  5. Book of Proverbs:

    He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

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