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Inherited from Old Swedish fliteliker, from Middle Low German vlītich. By surface analysis, flit +‎ -ig. Cognate of Danish flittig. Compare Dutch vlijtig, German fleißig.


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flitig (comparative flitigare, superlative flitigast)

  1. diligent, hard-working
    flitig som en myra, flitig som ett bi
    busy as a bee
  2. recurring, productive, frequently appearing (of creative workers)
    en av tidningens flitigaste skribenter
    one of the newspaper's most recurring writers


Inflection of flitig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular flitig flitigare flitigast
Neuter singular flitigt flitigare flitigast
Plural flitiga flitigare flitigast
Masculine plural3 flitige flitigare flitigast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 flitige flitigare flitigaste
All flitiga flitigare flitigaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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