hardworking

adjective
hard·​work·​ing | \ ˈhärd-ˈwər-kiŋ How to pronounce hardworking (audio) \

Definition of hardworking

: constantly, regularly, or habitually engaged in earnest and energetic work : industrious, diligent a hardworking young woman "Our students have to be very hardworking and committed. They put in long hours. …"— Beth Farbotnik

Examples of hardworking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite negative perceptions, workers age 60 and above have proven reliable, smart and hardworking. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, 14 June 2022 The father is a hardworking man, good to his family. Eve Sampson, Detroit Free Press, 2 June 2022 Everything in your kitchen should be both hardworking and beautiful, and Simplehuman trash cans check both those boxes and don't disappoint. Carolyn Forté, Good Housekeeping, 26 May 2022 Apply a few drops of this hardworking night serum from Dr. Barbara Sturm before bed and pre-moisturizer to take your beauty rest to an entirely different level. Tiffany Dodson, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Apr. 2022 During a funeral service in 2018, shortly after the teens’ bodies were found, family and friends described Riley Powell as hardworking and selfless — a fast drag racer who cooked some mean barbecue and the best steaks. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Apr. 2022 Sara Katz, whose Katz & Associates strategic communications firm has worked alongside Southwest Strategies over the years, said Wahl is hardworking and smart. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Mar. 2022 For a fresh take on styling your most hardworking denim, consider wearing a tweed jacket in lieu of a top—then finish off with a long coat for warmth. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 1 Mar. 2022 His family and friends described him in court documents as hardworking, respectful, inquisitive and kind. Felicia Fonseca, The Arizona Republic, 19 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hardworking

1774, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hardworking was in 1774

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17 Jun 2022

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“Hardworking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardworking. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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