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Definition 1: characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where diligent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a diligent detective investigates all clues
  • a diligent search of the files

(diligent is similar to ...) marked by care and persistent effort

"her assiduous attempts to learn French" "assiduous research" "sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles"

(diligent is similar to ...) characterized by hard work and perseverance

(means also ...) actively or fully engaged or occupied

"busy with her work" "a busy man" "too busy to eat lunch"

(means also ...) exercising caution or showing care or attention

"they were careful when crossing the busy street" "be careful to keep her shoes clean" "did very careful research" "careful art restorers" "careful of the rights of others" "careful about one's behavior"

Definition 2: quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where diligent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a diligent (or patient) worker
  • with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business

Synonyms for diligent in the sense of this definition

(diligent is similar to ...) enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance

"a patient smile" "was patient with the children" "an exact and patient scientist" "please be patient"

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