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diligent

adjective  /ˈdɪl·ɪ·dʒənt/ us  
careful and serious in your work, or done in a careful and determined way: a diligent worker They made diligent efforts to carry out their programs.
diligence
noun [U]  /ˈdɪl·ɪ·dʒəns/ us  
Translations of “diligent”
in Spanish diligente…
in French appliqué…
in German emsig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 認真刻苦的,勤奮的,勤勞的, 細致的,潛心的…
in Russian усердный…
in Turkish dikkatli, çalışkan, gayretli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 认真刻苦的,勤奋的,勤劳的, 细致的,潜心的…
in Polish pilny…
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