Diligent

Definition of Diligent

Dil´i`gent
a.1.Prosecuted with careful attention and effort; careful; painstaking; not careless or negligent.
The judges shall make diligent inquisition.
- Deut. xix. 18.
2.Interestedly and perseveringly attentive; steady and earnest in application to a subject or pursuit; assiduous; industrious.
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings.
- Prov. xxii. 29.
Diligent cultivation of elegant literature.
- Prescott.

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