diligent attention
index diligence (care), examination (study), interest (concern)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Attention — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Attention >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 attention attention Sgm: N 1 mindfulness mindfulness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 intentness intentness intentiveness Sgm: N 1 alertness alertness Sgm: N 1 thought …   English dictionary for students

  • diligent — diligent, ente [ diliʒɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • fin XIIe; lat. diligens « attentif, zélé » 1 ♦ Vx Qui s applique avec soin à ce qu il fait. ⇒ appliqué, assidu, zélé. Un employé diligent. « Celle ci est adroite, soigneuse, diligente et surtout fidèle »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • diligent — diligent, ente (di li jan, jan t ) adj. 1°   Qui a de la diligence, qui s applique avec attention. Un écolier diligent. Il est diligent en ses affaires.    Qui a le caractère de la diligence, en parlant des choses. •   Sans l avis diligent que j… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Diligent — Dil i*gent, a. [F. diligent, L. diligens, entis, p. pr. of diligere, dilectum, to esteem highly, prefer; di = dis + legere to choose. See {Legend}.] 1. Prosecuted with careful attention and effort; careful; painstaking; not careless or negligent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diligent — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. industrious, hard working, assiduous, sedulous, studious, pertinacious, persevering, persistent, keen, tireless, unflagging, unremitting, untiring, indefatigable, careful, painstaking, thorough, purposeful, resolute,… …   English dictionary for students

  • diligent — diligently, adv. diligentness, n. /dil i jeuhnt/, adj. 1. constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything: a diligent student. 2. done or pursued with persevering attention; painstaking: a diligent search of …   Universalium

  • diligent — dil•i•gent [[t]ˈdɪl ɪ dʒənt[/t]] adj. 1) constant and earnest in effort and application; attentive and persistent in doing something: a diligent student[/ex] 2) done or pursued with persevering attention; painstaking: a diligent search[/ex] •… …   From formal English to slang

  • diligent — /ˈdɪlədʒənt / (say diluhjuhnt) adjective 1. constant and persistent in an effort to accomplish something. 2. pursued with persevering attention; painstaking. {Middle English, from Latin dīligens, properly present participle, choosing, liking}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • diligence — dil·i·gence / di lə jəns/ n: earnest and persistent application of effort esp. as required by law; also: care (1) see also due diligence Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • painstaking — pains•tak•ing [[t]ˈpeɪnzˌteɪ kɪŋ, ˈpeɪnˌsteɪ [/t]] adj. 1) taking or characterized by taking pains; expending or showing diligent care and effort; careful: a painstaking craftsman; painstaking research[/ex] 2) careful and diligent effort •… …   From formal English to slang

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