HyperDic: diligent

English > 2 senses of the word diligent:
ADJECTIVEalldiligent, perseveringquietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
alldiligentcharacterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks
diligent > pronunciation
Soundsdih'lihjhahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > diligent: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningquietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness.
Example"a diligent (or patient) worker"
Synonympersevering
Broaderpatientenduring trying / trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance
Spanishdiligente, perseverante
Catalandiligent, perseverant
Nounsdiligence, industrypersevering determination to perform a task
English > diligent: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks.
Examples
  • "a diligent detective investigates all clues"
  • "a diligent search of the files"
Narrowerassiduous, sedulousmarked by care and persistent effort
hardworking, industrious, tireless, untiringCharacterized by hard work and perseverance
See alsobusyactively or fully engaged or occupied
carefulExercising caution or showing care or attention
OppositenegligentCharacterized by neglect and undue lack of concern
Spanishdiligente
Catalandiligent
Nounsdiligencepersevering determination to perform a task
Adverbsdiligentlywith diligence

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