diligent Definition

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

Using diligent: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "diligent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    She was a diligent student who always completed her assignments on time.

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    The team worked diligently to meet the project deadline.

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    He was diligent in his efforts to improve his health.

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    The company's success is due to the diligent work of its employees.

diligent Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with diligent

  • a sustained and focused attempt to achieve a goal


    With diligent effort, she was able to complete the marathon.

  • the act of carefully and thoroughly examining a subject or topic


    His diligent study of the material paid off when he aced the exam.

  • a person who consistently puts in hard work and effort


    He was known as a diligent worker who always went above and beyond what was expected of him.

Origins of diligent

from Latin 'diligent-', meaning 'assiduous, attentive'


Summary: diligent in Brief

The term 'diligent' [ˈdɪlɪdʒənt] describes someone who is careful and conscientious in their work or duties. It is often used to describe a person who works hard and puts in a lot of effort, as in 'She was a diligent student who always completed her assignments on time.' 'Diligent' can also be used in phrases like 'diligent effort' and 'diligent study,' which refer to focused attempts to achieve a goal or carefully examining a subject or topic.

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