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Diligent

2 entries found.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Diligent \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.

From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]

diligent
     adj 1: quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or
            exactness; "a diligent (or patient) worker"; "with
            persevering (or patient) industry she revived the
            failing business" [syn: {persevering}]
     2: characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out
        tasks; "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a
        diligent search of the files" [ant: {negligent}]

Diligent

2 entries found.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Diligent \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.

From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]

diligent
     adj 1: quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or
            exactness; "a diligent (or patient) worker"; "with
            persevering (or patient) industry she revived the
            failing business" [syn: {persevering}]
     2: characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out
        tasks; "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a
        diligent search of the files" [ant: {negligent}]