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

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But for many hardworking and civic-minded young farmers, Sohn said the challenges feel worth it. Libby Solomon, Washington Post, "Community of women-owned, first-generation farms growing," 10 June 2019 The Iron Ranger was named for the hardworking miners of northern Minnesota, Red Wing’s home state. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "31 Great Gifts for Father’s Day 2019," 5 June 2019 On Sunday, grieving family members, co-workers and customers remembered Corado as lively, hardworking and always smiling. Michael Balsamo, Fox News, "Deadly LA market shooting started with domestic feud," 23 July 2018 Grieving family members, co-workers and customers on Sunday remembered Corado as lively, hardworking and always smiling. Michael Balsamo, The Seattle Times, "Deadly LA market shooting started with domestic feud," 23 July 2018 Although the picture was meant to be a sweet tribute to the hardworking cast and crew, fans noticed something was amiss. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Eagle-Eyed 'Criminal Minds' Fans Are Calling Out Matthew Gray Gubler for This Photo," 25 May 2019 Nothing drives a hardworking parent crazier than a teen who thinks the sun rises at 2 p.m., takes 90 minutes to shower, and is ready for breakfast about the time their parents get home from work! Eva Dwight, USA TODAY, "How do you get teens out of bed during the summer without fighting?," 25 June 2018 Bernhardt’s supporters and critics alike describe him as a smart, hardworking lawyer who strategically and methodically advances his goals, often finding ways to use the bureaucracy to his advantage. Jennifer A. Dlouhy, The Seattle Times, "Zinke’s departure puts Interior in hands of former oil lobbyist," 17 Dec. 2018 Disney fans will recognize the newborn’s name as a potential homage to Princess Tiana, the hardworking heroine of 2009’s The Princess and the Frog. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "From Dwayne Johnson to Emily Blunt: All the Stars Who Named Their Kids After Disney Characters," 24 Apr. 2018

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1774, in the meaning defined above

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: using a lot of time and energy to do work

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