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diligentadjective

uk   /ˈdɪl.ɪ.dʒənt/  us   /ˈdɪl.ə.dʒənt/
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 preparingtheircase.
done in a ​careful and ​detailed way: The ​discovery was made after ​years of diligent ​research.
diligence
noun [U] uk   /ˈdɪl.ɪ.dʒəns/  us   /ˈdɪl.ə.dʒəns/
She ​hoped that her diligence would be ​noticed at ​work.
diligently
adverb uk   /ˈdɪl.ɪ.dʒənt.li/  us   /ˈdɪl.ə.dʒənt.li/
(Definition of diligent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"diligent" in American English

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diligentadjective

 us   /ˈdɪl·ɪ·dʒənt/
careful and ​serious in ​yourwork, or done in a ​careful and ​determined way: a diligent ​worker They made diligent ​efforts to ​carry out ​theirprograms.
diligence
noun [U]  us   /ˈdɪl·ɪ·dʒəns/
(Definition of diligent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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