quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
"a diligent (or patient) worker"; "with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business"
characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks
"a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Active refers to both quickness and constancy of action; in the former sense it is allied with agile, alert, brisk, etc.; in the latter, with busy, diligent, industrious. The active love employment, the busy are actually employed, the diligent and the industrious are habitually busy. The restless are active from inability to keep quiet; their activity may be without purpose, or out of all proportion to the purpose contemplated. The officious are undesirably active in the affairs of others. Compare ALERT; ALIVE; MEDDLESOME.
active, agile, alert, brisk, bustling, busy, energetic, expeditious, industrious, lively, mobile, nimble, officious, prompt, quick, ready, restless, sprightly, spry, supple, vigorous, wide awake
Active in work, in a cause; for an object, as for justice; with persons or instrumentalities; about something, as about other people's business.
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Translations for diligent
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- старателен, усърден, прилеженBulgarian
- eifrig, arbeitsam, fleißigGerman
- huolellinen, tunnollinenFinnish
- industrieux, diligentFrench
- dèanadachScottish Gaelic
- uzcītīgs, cītīgs, centīgsLatvian
- toegewijd, vlijtig, ijverigDutch
- arbeidsamNorwegian Nynorsk
- iherdig, flittigNorwegian
- работящий, прилежный, трудолюбивый, усердныйRussian
- ihärdig, flitig, arbetsamSwedish
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