Diligent synonyms and antonyms

dĭl'ə-jənt

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Tending to work with ardour
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Characterized by earnest, steady effort; hardworking; diligent
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Done or proceeding through to the end; omitting nothing; complete
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Serious; weighty; of a serious, weighty, or important nature; not trifling or feigned; important.
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Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving.
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The definition of purposeful is having a use, or showing determination to achieve a specific aim.
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Given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by contemplation; contemplative.
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Conscientious is defined as acting in a way that is very thorough and careful.
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Acting or working in a thoughtful, painstaking way
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Persevering and constant in effort or application; assiduous.
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Tending to persevere.
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Having or showing a fixed, firm purpose; determined; resolved; unwavering
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Having the mind and will focused on a specific purpose:
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A large stagecoach.
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Remaining steady in affections or loyalties; faithful
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Diligent; industrious
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Obstinately refusing to give up or let go.
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Not easily excited or upset:
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Eager; enthusiastic; much interested
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A recompense, as for a service rendered; fee; compensation
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Being in physical motion:
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Diligent; persevering
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The variety of this activity in which a person is engaged:
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The quality or fact of being sedulous
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Characteristic of a tireless person; continuing, persistent, etc.
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Unfailing; resolute.
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The definition of involved is complicated or confusing, or participating in, or connected with a close relationship.
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Carefully attentive to details; diligent in performing a process or procedure.
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Industrious; diligent.
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Characterized by or sustaining much activity:
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Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement.
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Paying close attention; mindful.
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Showing great attention or concern to another:
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Never tiring or lacking energy; without rest; without slowing.
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Persistent application or diligence; unflagging effort.
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The act of dealing with something or someone; treatment:
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Perseverance is persistence in sticking to a plan.
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Excessive zeal; fanaticism.
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Not particularly good or bad, large or small, right or wrong, etc.; fair, average, etc.
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(Law) Acting with or done through negligence.
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Sluggish; dull; slow
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Not affecting the plane of polarized light: said of some isomers of certain optically active crystalline substances
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Unwilling to do work or make an effort.
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That cannot be tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring
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The definition of careless is not paying proper attention to detail or not taking care to do something well enough or correctly.
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Not stopping, relaxing, or slackening; incessant; persistent
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Stubbornly persevering; tenacious:
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Characterized by or given to delay or slowness:
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Holding tenaciously or stubbornly to a purpose, opinion, or course of action:
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  • Industrious suggests habitual devotion to one's work or activity an industrious salesclerk
  • Sedulous implies unremitting devotion to a task until the goal is reached a sedulous investigation of the crime
  • Assiduous suggests painstaking, persevering preoccupation with some task assiduous study
  • Diligent implies persevering and careful attention, usually to a particular task, and often connotes enjoyment in the task a diligent student of music
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