hard·​work·​ing ˈhärd-ˈwər-kiŋ How to pronounce hardworking (audio)
: 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 Luckily, just a few small accents can bring holiday cheer into this hardworking room. Kaylei Fear, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2023 Their hardworking but low-stress lifestyles are largely at play, the experts report. Samantha Leal, Travel + Leisure, 8 Nov. 2023 Aespa is a girl group formed during the pandemic by one of K-pop’s leading labels, composed of four extremely hardworking women — Karina, Giselle, Winter, and Ningning — who sing, dance, and have shot to superstardom over the past three years. Kristine Kwak, Rolling Stone, 24 Oct. 2023 This indispensable, hardworking tool can whip up soups and dips (and sometimes even heat them) and act as a food processor. Malia Griggs, SELF, 11 Oct. 2023 Kajal lives in a ramshackle house surrounded by dense jungle in remote rural Bangladesh, with his hardworking seamstress mother Kohinoor (Sahana Rahman Sumi), who is also, in a theme recurring across the Busan Film Festival selection this year, the caregiver for an elderly relative. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 7 Oct. 2023 Born in 1924 in Cleveland County, North Carolina, Scruggs was a product of his hardworking, blue-collar roots, a setting where porch pickin’-n-grinnin’ was a cherished activity in one’s free time. Garret K. Woodward, Rolling Stone, 6 Sep. 2023 Framed art and a wallpapered accent wall personalize the hardworking space. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Aug. 2023 This is the finest ship in all Her Majesty’s royal navy, blessed with an honest, hardworking, and mostly happy crew. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, 26 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hardworking was in 1774

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“Hardworking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardworking. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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