|1.||[ adjective ] quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness|
"a diligent (or patient) worker" "with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business"
|2.||[ adjective ] characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out tasks|
"a diligent detective investigates all clues" "a diligent search of the files"
|Related terms:||negligent hardworking assiduous busy careful|