diligent

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From Middle English diligent, from Old French diligent, from Latin diligens (careful, attentive, diligent), present participle of diligere (to love, esteem much, literally to choose, select), from di-, dis- (apart) + legere (to choose); see elect and select.

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diligent (comparative more diligent, superlative most diligent)

  1. Performing with intense concentration, focus, responsible regard.

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dīligent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of dīligō