Definition of “diligent” - English Dictionary

“diligent” in British English

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diligentadjective

uk /ˈdɪl.ɪ.dʒənt/ us /ˈdɪl.ə.dʒənt/
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 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 ] us /ˈdɪl·ɪ·dʒəns/

(Definition of “diligent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)