diligent

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Etymology[edit]

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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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɪlɪdʒənt/
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diligent (comparative more diligent, superlative most diligent)

  1. Performing with industrious concentration; hard-working and focused.
    Scientists are very diligent in their work.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin diligens.

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diligent (masculine and feminine plural diligents)

  1. diligent (performing with intense concentration)

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From Latin diligens.

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diligent (feminine singular diligente, masculine plural diligents, feminine plural diligentes)

  1. diligent (performing with intense concentration)

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dīligent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of dīligō