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

Definition of hardworking

: industrious, diligent a hardworking young woman

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Payday lending traps compound the financial struggles of many hardworking people who are struggling to get by. Lorie Konish, USA TODAY, "Your local post office could become a payday lender if Postal Banking Act bill passes," 26 Apr. 2018 Granite City has defined itself for more than 100 years as a hardworking mill town built around the local U.S. Steel plant. Samantha Bomkamp, chicagotribune.com, "The Illinois town where Trump's tariffs have provided jobs, and a sigh of relief," 6 July 2018 Sue was honest and hardworking and most enjoyed working around her house, laying by the pool, and going to the beach. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Susan J. Prueher," 15 May 2018 Performing this year alongside other amazing artists and hardworking models/friends was supposed to be the best night of my yea. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Halsey Calls Out the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’s 'Lack of Inclusivity'," 3 Dec. 2018 Her boyfriend is a good, hardworking kid who is a commercial fisherman in our tiny Alaska town. Heather Lende, Woman's Day, "New Beginnings," 6 Jan. 2012 Brazil needs more hardworking teachers and honest school principals, dedicated municipal workers, crusading public-health officials, and incorruptible judges. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, "Brazil Is Moving Its Embassy to Jerusalem," 5 Nov. 2018 Not so fast Marvin Bagley's hardworking approach could help the Kings. Jon Schultz, sacbee, "A procrastinator's guide to the Sacramento Kings’ 2018 NBA draft," 21 June 2018 The small successes of a hardworking postwoman who fosters her wrecked family’s children, or of a recovering drunk who defies the mini-bar, appear heroic amid the general failure. The Economist, "Tommy Orange’s debut novel is a work of defiance and recovery," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of hardworking

1772, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hardworking

: using a lot of time and energy to do work

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