ETYM French diligent, Latin diligens, -entis, p. pr. of diligere, dilectum, to esteem highly, prefer; di- = dis- + legere to choose. Related to Legend.
1. Characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out tasks.
2. Quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness; SYN. persevering.
ETYM Latin industrius, industriosus: cf. French industrieux. Related to Industry.
1. Given to industry; characterized by diligence; constantly, regularly, or habitually occupied; busy; assiduous; not lazy or idle; -- commonly implying devotion to lawful and useful labor.
2. Steadily and perseveringly active in a particular pursuit or aim.
ETYM Latin laboriosus,fr. labor labor: cf. French laborieux.
1. Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices.
2. Toilsome; tiresome.
Careful in doing; diligent; faithful; attentive.
Taking pains; expending, showing, or involving diligent care and effort
ETYM French, from Latin patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Related to Pathos, Passion.
1. Enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance.
2. Enduring without protest or complaint.
ETYM Latin sedulus, perhaps from sedere to sit, and so akin to Eng. sit.
Diligent in one's activities; assiduous.
Taking great care; assiduous.
ETYM Latin strenuus, strong, hard, rough, harsh.
Characterized by or performed with much energy or force.
ETYM Latin studious: cf. French studieux. Related to Study.
Marked by care and effort.