Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “diligent”

See all translations

diligent

adjective uk   /ˈdɪl.ɪ.dʒənt/ us  
approving careful and using a lot of effort: a diligent student Leo is very diligent in/about his work. Their lawyer was extremely diligent in preparing their case. done in a careful and detailed way: The discovery was made after years of diligent research.
diligence
noun [U] uk   /-dʒəns/ us  
She hoped that her diligence would be noticed at work.
diligently
adverb uk   /-li/ 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…
(Definition of diligent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of diligent?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “diligent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hard luck story

a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself, intended to make you feel feel sympathy for that person

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More