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diligent meaning and definition

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DILIGENT adjective

Definition of diligent (adjective)

  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"
    • synonyms: persevering
  2. characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks
    • "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"
    • antonym: negligent
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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