[ UK /dˈɪlɪd‍ʒənt/ ]
[ US /ˈdɪɫɪdʒənt/ ]
  1. characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks
    a diligent search of the files
    a diligent detective investigates all clues
  2. quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
    with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business
    a diligent (or patient) worker
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How To Use diligent In A Sentence

  • Have positive work attitude and be willing and able to work diligently without supervision.
  • Therefore is it that Pallas, the goddess of wisdom, tutoress and guardianess of such as are diligently studious and painfully industrious, is, and hath been still accounted a virgin. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • we may diligently observe the Lord's supper on the first day of the week, diligently preach the gospel, or minister to the saint
  • Those duties were imposed to ensure that a mortgagee is diligent in discharging his mortgage and returning the property to the mortgagor.
  • It is uncharacteristically diligent of a minister to seek precisely to understand what money spent will accomplish.
  • One chose witchetty grubs diligently for their flavour depended on the host tree, lemon aspen being especially tasty.
  • According to some Rabbis, the most important of all is that about the _tephillin_ and the _tsitsith_, the fringes and phylacteries; and 'he who diligently observes it is regarded in the same light as if he had kept the whole Law.' Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern
  • Potiphar discovers that Joseph is surprisingly honest, diligent and bright for a common slave, and puts him in charge of all the affairs of his house. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Deception And Desire: An Overview Of Genesis
  • So he may appreciate the paradox of his lightning ascent in his second calling – not to mention the mutterings of those press-box colleagues who have toiled diligently for years without recognition from their trade's association and remember the days when they called him Captain Grumpy, a soubriquet he did his best to live up to. US hard courts will reveal if Andy Murray's lapses are part of a cycle | Kevin Mitchell
  • 'Tis the novelty of the experiment which makes impressions on their conceptive, cogitative faculties; that do not previse the facility of the operation adequately, with a subact and sedate intellection, associated with diligent and congruous study. Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 5
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