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DILIGENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does diligent mean? 

DILIGENT (adjective)
  The adjective DILIGENT has 2 senses:

1. quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
2. characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks

  Familiarity information: DILIGENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DILIGENT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness

Synonyms:

diligent; persevering

Context examples:

a diligent (or patient) worker / with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business

Similar:

patient (enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance)


Sense 2diligent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks

Context examples:

a diligent detective investigates all clues / a diligent search of the files

Similar:

assiduous; sedulous (marked by care and persistent effort)

hardworking; industrious; tireless; untiring (characterized by hard work and perseverance)

Also:

busy (actively or fully engaged or occupied)

careful (exercising caution or showing care or attention)

Antonym:

negligent (characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern)


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