Adjective "diligent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties.
  1. 'The more important the document, the more diligent must be the search.'
  2. 'This not only lets buyers see what has been done to the car and when, but it will also reassure them that you have been a diligent, careful owner.'
  3. 'On behalf of the Minister I want to thank members of the committees for their diligent work on this bill.'
  4. 'She is a diligent and committed officer, who goes far beyond the call of duty as treasurer.'
  5. 'During general business, ethical investors were diligent in their questioning.'
  6. 'My eldest daughter is extremely diligent and settles down to her homework the minute we get home, but the little one is not so studious.'
  7. 'Praise must go to all students for their hard work and diligent exam preparation.'
  8. 'I'm looking forward to a period of time when I can be a little more diligent in that area.'
  9. 'He is prone to injury, not particularly fast, and his defence is less than diligent.'
  10. 'It will take time but diligent work and attention to detail will produce results over the next few years.'


1. constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything: a diligent student.

2. done or pursued with persevering attention; painstaking: a diligent search of the files.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be diligent in things."

"vendors can be diligent in disclosures."

"places can be diligent in things."

"people can be diligent in works."

"people can be diligent in statements."

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Middle English: via Old French from Latin diligens, diligent- ‘assiduous’, from diligere ‘love, take delight in’.