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 In between, and in the years since, more than 20 million books bearing his authorship have been sold, most premised on the same plot: Virtuous boy is honest and hardworking, boy makes the most of a lucky break, boy enjoys great success. Star Tribune, "Al and Ron Lindner were inseparable brothers who built a fishing empire like no other," 21 Jan. 2021 Detroit is a special place that breeds some of the most talented, passionate, hardworking, artistic, and influential human beings. Katie Bain, Billboard, "How Inner City's New Music Video Honored Detroit's Techno History & Current Protests," 14 Dec. 2020 Gordon, 75, this month stepped down from her seat after serving 20 years and earning a reputation as a hardworking, outspoken and brash cheerleader for Orange County Public Schools. Leslie Postal, orlandosentinel.com, "Kat Gordon, ‘matriarch of public education,’ leaves Orange school board after 20 years," 25 Nov. 2020 Your career and your responsibilities come into focus today and others will see you as a hardworking and dependable individual. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, "Daily horoscope for November 11, 2020," 11 Nov. 2020 Ford, a third-year receiver out of Virginia Tech, was considered one of the most intelligent, hardworking and dependable players during his time in Miami who made the most of his opportunities when given. Safid Deen, sun-sentinel.com, "Ryan Fitzpatrick shows some leg at Dolphins practice, pays tribute to ex-teammate Miami traded away," 4 Nov. 2020 More than 1,000 people watched Morton’s livestreamed funeral service in September, during which the 14-year Forest Service veteran was remembered as hardworking, funny and devoted. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, "Firefighter appears to have been ‘burned over’ by El Dorado fire, Forest Service says," 29 Oct. 2020 The sunflower has always been so hardworking, so uncomplaining. Charlotte Mendelson, The New Yorker, "On Sunflowers, with Love and Hate," 7 Oct. 2020 My father, Ritchie, was a hardworking man and his work ethic also had a strong influence on me. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Q&A: Retiring county government bureau chief Clay Black a public servant who sought to ‘help everyone’," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of hardworking

1774, in the meaning defined above

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5 Feb 2021

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“Hardworking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardworking. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hardworking

: using a lot of time and energy to do work

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