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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 for "diligent":

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

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How to use diligent in a sentence?

  1. The Hitopadesa:

    Good actions lead to success, as good medicines to a cure: a healthy man is joyful, and a diligent man attains learning; a just man gains the reward of his virtue.

  2. Christian Coleman:

    I haven't been careless, i think I can be more mature about it and more diligent about it... Everybody makes mistakes. Everybody has typos.

  3. Birmingham Police Department:

    Due to their diligent work a person of interest has been taken into custody. Charges are pending a review of the case by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office. Because the charges are pending we will not be releasing any information on the individual in custody.

  4. Gwen Moore:

    While I quarantined immediately upon exposure on December 22nd and tested positive the next day, I have been diligent in working with doctors to put my health and public health first.

  5. Vicki Finson:

    We need people every day, this will continue and if this virus is weeks, if not months, we'll have to be diligent every single day, because the patient usage has not decreased at all.


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