Definition of diligent in English:

diligent

Line breaks: dili|gent
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪlɪdʒ(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

diligently

adverb
More example sentences
  • A climber may work diligently and focus intensely for hours on end trying to reach the summit.
  • How could they do their job conscientiously and diligently if they thought otherwise?
  • He diligently came to every student-run event and listened earnestly to our concerns.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin diligens, diligent- 'assiduous', from diligere 'love, take delight in'.

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