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diligent

dil·i·gent

diligent

 
 
pronunciation:
dI l jnt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: continually attending to and striving to achieve a goal; assiduous; persevering.
He's diligent about his studies and never turns in an assignment late or unpolished.
synonyms:
persevering, sedulous
antonyms:
lazy, slack
similar words:
assiduous, dogged, industrious, intent, painstaking, pertinacious, zealous
definition 2: pursued or accomplished with sustained and careful attention; painstaking.
The boss was impressed with her diligent work.The young man was freed thanks to the diligent efforts of his family and friends.
synonyms:
painstaking
antonyms:
careless, slipshod
similar words:
assiduous, careful, in-depth, meticulous, thorough, thoroughgoing
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derivation: diligently (adv.)