Meaning of diligent in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɪlɪdʒ(ə)nt/

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  • Having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties.

    ‘after diligent searching, he found a parcel’
    • ‘With careful planning and diligent payments, even the worst rating can achieve absolution.’
    • ‘Examinations are an important part of the education system and must be done in a diligent and thorough manner.’
    • ‘This not only lets buyers see what has been done to the car and when, but it will also reassure them that you have been a diligent, careful owner.’
    • ‘So, much as I relish the phrase, I don't think I really qualify as a particularly diligent diarist.’
    • ‘I have had the pleasure of working with the most helpful, diligent, hardworking people.’
    • ‘It will take time but diligent work and attention to detail will produce results over the next few years.’
    • ‘I wish we could always be this diligent and active when it comes to what our governments are doing.’
    • ‘She is a diligent and committed officer, who goes far beyond the call of duty as treasurer.’
    • ‘The late Matt was a diligent and industrious farmer and is the last of his family.’
    • ‘It had taken its eye off the situation and its conduct was not as diligent and zealous as it should have been.’
    • ‘The more important the document, the more diligent must be the search.’
    • ‘So you'll have to be quite diligent when searching for a key, or certain item that you need to proceed.’
    • ‘On behalf of the Minister I want to thank members of the committees for their diligent work on this bill.’
    • ‘Acting is a craft, you have to be diligent and hard-working and learn your craft, but it's also about talent.’
    • ‘Praise must go to all students for their hard work and diligent exam preparation.’
    • ‘He is prone to injury, not particularly fast, and his defence is less than diligent.’
    • ‘My eldest daughter is extremely diligent and settles down to her homework the minute we get home, but the little one is not so studious.’
    • ‘These were quiet, diligent players, respected as much by their colleagues for their humility as their ability.’
    • ‘I'm looking forward to a period of time when I can be a little more diligent in that area.’
    • ‘During general business, ethical investors were diligent in their questioning.’
    industrious, hard-working, assiduous
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Middle English via Old French from Latin diligens, diligent- ‘assiduous’, from diligere ‘love, take delight in’.