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Synonyms for diligent
ˈdɪl ɪ dʒənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diligent, persevering(adj)

    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

    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

    "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"

    Synonyms:
    persevering

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. diligent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    assiduous, sedulous, industrious, active, busy, persevering, notable, hard-working, at work, diligently employed, busily engaged, up and stirring, busy as a bee, brisk as a bee

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. diligent(a)

    Synonyms:
    sedulous, industrious, assiduous, persevering

    Antonyms:
    lazy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    hardworking, assiduous, diligence, industrious, hard-working, expeditious

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How to use diligent in a sentence?

  1. Meno Getachew Tessema:

    His dream was to be a pilot, he was diligent, hardworking, he had a consistent work ethic. I would like to emphasize his record and that he was a rising star at Ethiopian Airlines.

  2. Denis Diderot:

    Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.

  3. Mike Rogers:

    I am thrilled that the Space Corps idea is gaining traction at the White House. Congressman Jim Cooper( D-TN) and I have worked tirelessly on the House Armed Services Committee( House Armed Services Committee) Strategic Forces subcommittee level on the need for Marine Corps outside of Air Force for over two years now, russia and China are surpassing House Armed Services Committee in Space capabilities and House Armed Services Committee need to dedicate a separate force solely with a Space mission. The future of war will be fought in Space, and House Armed Services Committee must stay diligent and ahead of other countries for House Armed Services Committee own national security.

  4. Peter Smithhisler:

    It's about the constant re-education of our membership, and we have to be diligent in addressing our community members, sharing with them our expectations, teaching them about our values and acceptable behaviors and holding individuals accountable when they stray from that.

  5. Brandon Bevers:

    It’s just a sign that people are being diligent about the situation, we want that to continue.


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