Definition of 'diligent'
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He wants the boss to notice what a diligent worker he is. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There are some things that need diligent care and protection. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What a diligent grandmother to work both day and night! The Princess and the Goblin (1872)The one whose diligent research gave it a winning portfolio? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Hard, diligent work is the key to success at this stage. Sociology (1995)After two years of diligent work, we were confronted by an embarrassment of riches. Christianity Today (2000)His diligent research, his lucid style and the intelligence of his argument are more than convincing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Does she really speak like this or is it the result of hours of diligent research listening to wartime Ealing comedies? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Are Ireland merely being diligent in their search for a new manager or will this delay come back to haunt them? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Was he a diligent student? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Backed up by years of diligent research at the institute, he offers practical tips on how to enjoy the good things in life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In another meeting he backed an idea to restore the Hero of Labour medal for diligent workers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'diligent'
British English: diligent ADJECTIVE
Someone who is diligent works hard in a careful and thorough way.
He is a diligent and prolific worker.
Definition of diligent from the Collins English Dictionary
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