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Meaning of DILIGENT

Pronunciation:  'dilijunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out tasks; "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"
  2. [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"
 

DILIGENT is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: assiduous, hardworking, industrious, patient, persevering, sedulous, tireless, untiring
 
 Antonyms: negligent
 
 See Also: busy, careful

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dil"i*gent\, a. [F. diligent, L. diligens, -entis, p.
pr. of diligere, dilectum, to esteem highly, prefer; di- =
dis- + legere to choose. See {Legend}.]
1. Prosecuted with careful attention and effort; careful;
   painstaking; not careless or negligent.

         The judges shall make diligent inquisition. --Deut.
                                               xix. 18.

2. Interestedly and perseveringly attentive; steady and
   earnest in application to a subject or pursuit; assiduous;
   industrious.

         Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall
         stand before kings.                   --Prov. xxii.
                                               29.

         Diligent cultivation of elegant literature.
                                               --Prescott.

Syn: Active; assiduous; sedulous; laborious; persevering;
     attentive; industrious.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: academic, advertent, agog, alert, all ears, all eyes, ardent, assiduous, attentive, aware, bookish, careful, concentrated, conscientious, conscious, constant, continuing, devoted to studies, dogged, donnish, dryasdust, earnest, elaborate, enduring, energetic, faithful, fervent, finical, finicking, finicky, hard, hardworking, hard-working, heedful, immutable, inalterable, indefatigable, indomitable, industrious, insistent, intense, intent, intentive, invincible, laborious, lasting, loyal, mandarin, meticulous, mindful, never idle, never-tiring, nice, niggling, observant, observing, obstinate, on the ball, on the job, open-eared, open-eyed, openmouthed, operose, owlish, painstaking, patient, patient as Job, pedantic, permanent, perseverant, persevering, persistent, persisting, pertinacious, plodding, plugging, preoccupied, professorial, punctilious, rabbinic, rapt, regardful, relentless, resolute, scholarly, scholastic, scrupulous, sedulous, single-minded, sleepless, slogging, stable, steadfast, steady, strenuous, stubborn, studious, tenacious, thorough, thoroughgoing, tireless, unabating, unconquerable, undaunted, undiscouraged, undrooping, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging, unflinching, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unnodding, unrelaxing, unrelenting, unremitting, unsleeping, unsparing, unswerving, untiring, unwavering, unwearied, unwearying, unwinking, utterly attentive, vehement, watchful, weariless, zealous
 

 

 

 

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