Synonyms for diligentˈdɪl ɪ dʒənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diligent, persevering(adj)

    quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness

    Synonyms:
    persevering, diligent

    Antonyms:
    slack, derelict, impatient, delinquent, negligent, neglectful, lax, inattentive, hit-and-run(a), remiss

  2. diligent(adj)

    characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks

    Synonyms:
    persevering

    Antonyms:
    lax, derelict, impatient, neglectful, inattentive, slack, delinquent, remiss, negligent, hit-and-run(a)

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. diligent

    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.

    Synonyms:
    active, agile, alert, brisk, bustling, busy, energetic, expeditious, industrious, lively, mobile, nimble, officious, prompt, quick, ready, restless, sprightly, spry, supple, vigorous, wide awake

    Antonyms:
    dull, heavy, idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, quiescent, quiet, slow, sluggish, stupid

    Preposition:
    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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